The Department of Love

Battle Bridge Place & King's Boulevard & King's Cross Tunnel
Kings Cross, London N1C 4BU, UK
Live Performance
Art Night Open

Débora Delmar, Jade Montserrat, Alvin Tran, Steven Warwick

The Department of Love

The Department of Love presents four newly commissioned performances by Débora Delmar, Jade Montserrat, Alvin Tran and Steven Warwick. Each work will explore the places, meanings and functions of love in today’s world and will carry audiences on a journey from Battle Bridge Place, along Kings Boulevard and underground at Kings Cross Tunnel. Delmar’s roaming performers will activate memories and experiences of being in love, while Montserrat will explore the transitional spaces between urban and rural, with a focus on the politics of representation and love as a strategy for survival. Tran’s Kundiman will explore practices of care and affection as well as love as ethics during times of uprootedness, while Warwick will give an address to audiences as Saint Pancras, a patron saint for employment and health. Hoping to situate the places, meanings and functions of love in contemporary society, the programme presents modes of resistance and tools for self-preservation, love, care and solidarity.

Curated by Olivia Aherne, Paulina Ascencio, Celina Basra and Anaïs Castro
Supported by Arts Council England, the Embassy of Mexico to the United Kingdom, AMEXCID (Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation), Audio Technica and Art Night

Instagram: @thedepartmentoflove
Débora Delmar: | Instagram: @supdd
Jade Monserrat: | Twitter: @monsterratuk
Steven Warwick: | Instagram: @martin_nigella

Image credit: Jade Montserrat, ‘Record Recode’, 2018, Dyson Gallery, London. Photo: Ollie Harrop

Performance schedule:
Alvin Tran 7.30pm from Battle Bridge Place along King’s Boulevard
Steven Warwick at 8.15pm in King’s Cross Tunnel
Jade Montserrat at 9pm on Battle Bridge Place
Deborah Delmar from 7-9pm, roaming along Battle Bridge Place, King’s Boulevard and underground at King’s Cross Tunnel