8th February 2018 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Queens Mary University
Mile End Rd
WHAT DRIVES ARTISTS TO EXTREME PERFORMANCES, BLOOD-SHEDDING OR ENDURANCE WORK? WHAT TRACES ARE LEFT ON BOTH THE PERFORMER AND THE PARTICIPANT DURING ONE-TO-ONE ENCOUNTERS? WHAT KIND OF INTIMACY IS CREATED WHEN SEXUALITIES ARE PERFORMED IN PUBLIC?
Drawing from the pains and pleasures of subversive parenting, sexual/asexual encounters, tattoo and skin-based practices and Black dance communities, artists and writers discuss the affective relations involved in live art practices.
Presentations by Ivan Lupi, Rachael Young, Emie // Eva-Marie Elg as E-ME 2.0, Nicola Hunter and keynote lecture by Dominic Johnson (Reader in Performance and Visual Culture, Queen Mary University of London). Moderated by Giulia Casalini and Diana Georgiou (co-directors at Arts Feminism Queer). #performingromance
The event will be followed by a drink reception.
This symposium is part of the live art club night and multi-disciplinary exhibition DEEP TRASH Romance, taking place on Saturday 10 February 2018 at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club. The programme is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.