Performance — Sam Belinfante, A convenient place for our rehearsal

Sam Belinfante's practice is deeply rooted in sound and performance.

This event has been postponed (please see below under ‘booking information’).

Drawing on this and the architecture of the Zabludowicz Collection, Belinfante will create a new, site-specific staging; A convenient place for our rehearsal.

Mining the history and traditions of classical opera, this immersive experience will reveal the mechanics of the theatrical.

This event is part of Hot with Excess: A Season of Contemporary Artists’ Opera, a special season of live events exploring the collision of contemporary art and opera, featuring Sam Belinfante, Beatrice Gibson, Trulee Hall, Richard Kennedy, Benjamin Orlow, Marijke de Roover and Alexandre Singh.

About Sam Belinfante

Dr Sam Belinfante is an artist and University Academic Fellow in Fine Art and Curatorial Practice at the University of Leeds. Along with filmmaking and photographic work, his practice incorporates curating, sound and performance.

Exhibitions include This is a Voice at MAAS Sydney and Wellcome Collection, London (2016-17); The Curves of the Needle at BALTIC 39, Newcastle and The London Open at Whitechapel Gallery (both 2015) and the solo show Many Chambers, Many Mouths, Southard Reid, London (2013). He curated and participated in The Voice and The Lens, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, which toured to Whitechapel Gallery as part of Spitalfields Festival in June 2014.

Performances include Feedback at Palais De Tokyo, Paris (2017) and On the One Hand and the Other at Camden Arts Centre and Supernormal Festival, UK (2016).

Belinfante won the Hayward Touring Curatorial Open in 2014. His subsequent exhibition Listening opened at BALTIC 39 in September 2014 and toured to the Bluecoat, Liverpool; Site Gallery, Sheffield and the Sheffield Institute of Arts Gallery; and First Site and Art Exchange, Colchester.  

Booking information

Hot with Excess: A Season of Contemporary Artists' Opera has been postponed in light of the rising risk level associated with coronavirus (COVID-19).

It is hoped that new dates will be released in the near future. All tickets will be valid when the new dates are announced.

See here for more information including details regarding ticket refunds.


Zabludowicz Collection
176 Prince of Wales Road


Sam Belinfante, work in progress, EMPAC, Troy, New York. Credit: Mic Bello.