“We Can Make You Look Beautiful”: Non-femme Presentation, ‘Pampering’ and Cancer
Sunday 26th August, 5-6.30pm. Number 70 Oxford Street (as part of Manchester Pride’s The Superbia Weekend)
Free, no ticket required
We invite you to an evening of cabaret exploring what it means to be non-femme (whether lesbian, bi, queer, butch, gender non-conforming, trans* or non-femme presenting cis/straight) in the world of complimentary cancer care. In a landscape of long wigs, make overs and pamper packages, are some people left on the shelf? Join us for a funny and frank look at life with cancer when you aren’t cheered up by lipstick and frills!
“We Can Make You Look Beautiful”: Non-femme Presentation, ‘Pampering’ and Cancer
speakHer is a new sound sculpture celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the Representation of the People Act. Inspired by Calderdale’s own local Women's Social and Political Union and Emily Pankhurst’s rousing speech in support of the striking weavers on the wooden steps of Bridge Mill (Hebden Bridge) this unapologetic sculpture amplifies what protest means to women today in light of the Women’s Suffrage Movement and what is still to be fought for.
Fluids. Everywhere. Refreshing, juicy, slippery, disgusting, slimy, hydrating. What else can a fluid do? Alex Tsoli and Coral Short come together to explore splashy fluids inside the contained world of video so we can all stay dry. But for how long?
We will shy away from no fluid. From blood, to saliva, to piss, to other bodies of water this flowing curation is full of juicy works from around the world. Come melt with us into the large luscious dripping screen after the Easter Conference.
Hiraeth (Welsh): Homesickness, or an intense longing for a home you can't return to, or that never was.This work is an abstract exploration of micro and macro imagery, an otherworldly representation attempting to offer refuge from this world. The cosmic soundtrack is generated using musical notes generated from my DNA.
Float reflects on the existential problem at the heart of all modern societies found within the definition of the consciousness of being and belonging, by both individuals and the community. The act of appreciating this landscape in its state of maximum splendor allows for close links with the worldly and the divine. Even though these subjects, frozen in time, suggest the imminence of an event, nothing actually happens. Interpreting the landscape is a metaphor of being or its manifestation which exposes our vulnerability in the face of the unknown.
Tom Moore and Darken Malign
Body of Work - Bodies of Oceans
Audio from Kopi Queer Takeover Feb 2017
Bodies of oceans… a circle of dolphins swimming through a sea of slow jams and Broken Beats... Deep waters, Dense textures, Sensual Places...
….My Body your party, Building up from a tender longing for oceans and a to once again touch and taste bodies, Layering skin over texture, Dissecting Pop Songs to blocks building a walls of sound, Tearing down walls, Bodies like wrecking balls, Assembly line lament, Anatomy and dreams, Chaos and fluids, Parties and pleasure, Noise and navigation...
Lux Aeterna (Starring Mona Ng)
Lux Aeterna combines text from the the Requiem mass with childhood memories of a chronic bed wetter.
"May light eternal shine upon them, O Lord" could refer to the the bountiful rain of "golden showers", merging elements of religious and sexual ecstasy with guilt and shame. Or it could refer to freedom gained by not abiding by social norms, or is it about how early experiences can shape one's fetishes? It's slippery.
Tsolia Summer Groove
This is the music video of the track Tsolia by Metatheodosia in the album Omofylikes Emomyxies, a compilation album by greek queer label Fytini, where artists are covering other artists. Metatheodosia is covering FYTA’s Hionia, changing the word hionia for tsolia, giving the song a totally different and personal meaning, as she always does.
at the Beach by Eva Giannakopoulou
I am at the beach of an island dressed with liturgical orthodox vestments, hugging my son and a video camera.
Approaching the mother-son relationship as a necessary and ambiguous -yet implicit- erotic conjunction, I explore the limits between acceptable and unacceptable through “orthodox” formulations and audio stimulations.
With a “self managed” camera, in a deserted beach of an island, I attempt to question the sacredness-mother(ness) binary, making use of deviation and divergence tactics, whilst adopting a motherhood ambivalent model under the light and the heat of the summer sun.
Shot in Castel di Fiori, a site where 3 rivers meet, hard to reach by pedestrians. We stayed here for 17 hours in silence: sleeping, eating, bathing, moving, listening, doing confessions.. and reassessing long-forgotten states of boredom, contemplation, standing still and collectiveness.
Felipe Rivas San Martín
Diga “queer” con la lengua afuera
In Spanish, "language" means both tongue and language (body and discourse). This videoperformance is inserted in the debates that -from the activism of local sexual dissidence- have discussed about the enunciation and circulation of the queer politics and theories in Latin America, from a decolonial perspective.
Eggs & Legs + Clitus Clitoris
Eggs and legs and Clitus Clitoris, an art trio based in Athens GR, present “PATER”, their first Orthodox Christian porn video. The orthodox drag-priest Pater transmits their knowledge of eroticism, explaining what it means to be a woman. A submissive X assists them with this mission. This video is sponsored by KRESSEX, an antibiotic and aphrodisiac deodorant made with meat and sex.
pee ceremony: AND HERE I AM AGAIN
performance by PIERRE ROT
with TII ANSIO
part of CHRONIC ILLNESS 9: PEE CEREMONY
with AURELIA, AURORA GAZM, BIRCH TREE, RAE RAE, NEO FUNG and MIS SAIGO
set DOM DOM
footage NEO FUNG
editing PIERRE ROT
music ANCIENT METHODS: A GERMAN LOVE
a small tutorial piece that transforms the techniques of the art masters (example pollock) to an art rooted in the body and its fluids.
This is a small prototype for a fluid dress.
MUSIC: "Imperials" by Ratatat
LAVADO DE IMAGEN
Cámara por Andrea Hernández
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Rosanne Robertson and Debbie Elvis Sharp
Rosanne Robertson and Debbie Sharp were commissioned to respond to Wordworks 7. Our response questions and confronts the use of erotica by Corridor/Wordworks/Savoy artists. We have removed the fantastical and replaced it with the actual- the representative component parts - the vagina and the black ink. The black ink is fluid, outside of the page and also the realm of the men who imagined it as part of their ‘weird and wonderful’ worlds.
TOTAL TIME 39.29
Thank you to Betonest and to our brains for providing space for research for this curation.
As part of Push Festival at HOME Manchester, I will be performing a new piece along side artist Rosanne Robertson.
A reverse sculpture by artists Debbie Sharp and Rosanne Robertson.
For De(Construction) artist directors of The Penthouse Debbie Sharp and Rosanne Robertson will present a reverse sculpture that pairs raw materials of construction and the performance of destruction - reducing old hierarchical individualistic monumentalism to the communal experience of dust.
Over the past 5 years The Penthouse was borne of and incubated by a piece of crumbling modernist architecture, we cooperated and revolted within its dust which we believe still resides within our bodies. Indeterminacy, ephemerality and moments happened within the dust of a previous era with cranes bringing the dreams attached to new concrete blocks all around us. Boundaries between our bodies, structures, vibrations were destabilised. The Queer female body within crumbling modernist structure has been an important yet non-formalised part of the experience with both artists exploring structure and the city on their own terms and inviting other artists to do the same.
The Dyke body forcing the destruction of built up Penthouse dreams and agitating ideals for an advanced and sleek future brings into force an ‘Other’ power. This power is more attuned to Mother nature who has the force to engulf all into the sediment layers of the Earth.
The boundaries of the artists’ bodies and the materials of the spaces in which their practices exist will be renegotiated- De(Constructed) within a live performance. This act is reflective of the ongoing cycle of creation and destruction within DIY and artist led culture- creating a space for freedom.