Techne Conflux: Performance as Research - The History Bois Residency (Brighton Fringe)
23rd Jun 2021 - 26th Jun 2021
The History Bois: Adventures in Time & Gender residency, 23-26 June, @ ONCA Barge.Curated by multi-disciplinary artists & performance makers SL Grange & E.M. Parry (both UoB PhD candidates), showcasing a range of time & gender-queering events, inc. exhibition, performance, drag, poetry & workshops (see individual listings for details). All events free / donation. Booking essential for workshops and special events, due to COVID saftey.
23-26/06: 'We Elizabethans' - a cluster of sibling artworks in ONCA Barge's Lower Deck: Closet Dramas: E.M. Parry - An enigmatic cast of queer & unruly characters haunt, provoke & flirt with the viewer. Drawing on the historical genre of the closet drama, these works use a bricolage of practices to offer quasi-dramatic experiences in a playfully haunting hybrid of performance, document & score. Fag Ends//Fag Breaks: E.M. Parry - durational installation & performance. Kinetic sculpture / queerly embodied archive, Fag Ends//Fag Breaks uses centuries-old tobacco-pipe stems mudlarked along the Thames banks, traces of human physicality & interaction to mark out a map across time, traced in the surrogate bones of the nameless dead.
The work can be experienced as a durational installation open daily 10-5.30 (drop-in), or a one-off performance, Fri 25/06, 7.30pm. Performance accompanied by A Lucky Resurrection -live, improvised writing event by SL Grange.
WORKSHOPS & EVENTS
Weds 23/06 6-9pm: Launch party. Hosted by Jacobethan drag king Mal Content. Historical fancy dress encouraged –go full Marie Antoinette, or keep it ruff n ready: prizes for innovation, effort, & starching!
24/06 2:30-4:30 Political Drag workshop with LEah Kirby aka Cyro. Creating art inciting change & incorporating non-Western techniques, Leah Kirby/CYRO explores socio-economic & political issues through non-traditional formats. In this ONLINE workshop, they dissect their practice & techniques for building drag performance around the black trans experience. BSL interpretation provided.
25/06 3:00-4:30 Meeting the Unruly Dead workshop with SL Grange. This ONLINE workshop run by poet, drag king & artist SL Grange is for folks wanting to connect with Queer tr/ancestors. Integrated audio description and auto captions provided.
Also on 25/06, 7.30pmFag Ends//Fag Breaks performance accompanied by A Lucky Resurrection.
26/06 2:30 - 4:30 SHOW THYSELF! workshopSL Grange & E.M. Parry lead an IN-PERSON workshop exploring historically-inspired queer self-fashioning. Combining creative writing with photographic portraiture and installation elements, we'll guide you through a gentle, playful process that invites you to fashion yourself to explore an alternate self. BSL interpretation and integrated audio description provided. Wheelchair-accessible space inc accessible toilet.