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Announcing 'Costume / Performance / Identity' season

We are delighted to announce our forthcoming  ‘Costume / Performance / Identity’ season, a series dedicated to exploring and celebrating artists’ use of costume, dress and performance, and its intersections with identity.

We will showcase an impressive line-up of artists who use costume and performance in their work, via artists talks, screenings and Q&As.

The season includes:

COSTUME, FASHION AND THE CREATION OF CHARACTER – in conversation with ZINZI MINOTT

Zinzi will talk about her practice which explores the relationship between bodies and politics. Moving between film, sound, sculpture, prints, performance and object based work, she seeks to disrupt lineages and employs the glitch as a tool to provoke critical reflections of Black Queer life. 

NEW MYTHOLOGIES AND COLLECTIVE FICTIONING – an artist talk by EELYN LEE

Eelyn will talk about her art practice in relation to using ‘fictioning’ as a method for collective reimagining. From her collaboratve work with young people, incorporating allegory; avatars; doubles and masks as vehicles for self-liberation, to her ongoing, Performing Identities ––an expansive project reimagining diasporic East and Southeast Asian [ESEA] identities through contemporary myth-making. Initially a response to COVID related racism towards ESEA people, each iteration draws on embodied memories and migratory energies to conjure new cosmologies as guides to possible futures. 

WORLDBUILDING WITH RITUAL OBJECTS – an artist talk by HANNA TUULIKKI

Hanna will look at the role costume and props play in her multidisciplinary work, exploring ritual, worldbuilding, and mimesis as practices of becoming-with the more-than-human. 

ARTIST. ALIEN – an artist talk by PAUL KINDERSLEY

Paul will talk about his work, which plays with notions of gender, camp and self-expression, while poking fun at the worlds of fashion and art.

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Event

Artist. Alien - a talk by Paul Kindersley

Wed, 24th - Wed, 24th Jul 2024 Where: Zoom
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Worldbuilding with ritual objects - a talk by Hanna Tuulikki

Wed, 26th - Wed, 26th Jun 2024 Where: Zoom
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New Mythologies and Collective Fictioning - a talk by Eelyn Lee

Wed, 19th - Wed, 19th Jun 2024 Where: Zoom
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Costume, fashion and the creation of character – in conversation with Zinzi Minott

Wed, 12th - Wed, 12th Jun 2024 Where: Zoom

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