18:00 - 22:00
PAY WHAT YOU CAN
HERPES is a performance about desire, STI's and fantasizing about the Duchess of Cambridge. It considers the ways in which we have been told that we either need to have a baby or stop banging the whole world. And if we don’t, we will, of course, get herpes.
HERPES asks: What happens when you dream of being pregnant only to wake up and find yourself giving birth to a bad shit? What happens when everyone around you is pregnant and they only talk about nappies, pushchairs and motherhood? Herpes is a show about wanting to be who you are, without a big belly.
HERPES departs from an anxiety to do with growing up and not wanting to settle down, or settle in; it deals with a refusal to get on with it, or get it together; it kind of says: I do not want to pull myself together, I do not want to come to my senses. I want to live my life as if it is mine – but it is mine, it is mine and yet I still struggle to come to terms with that fact and ignore my mother’s wishes, my father’s hopes for me, which are easily summed up: get a husband, a good job, have a baby, have a mortgage, be sensible, be sensible, be sensible.
RECIPIENT of the 2019 double thrills associateship
What You See When Your Eyes Are Closed / What You Don't See When Your Eyes Are Open
or Deathmatch: Mamoru vs Cyclops – a monster that sees the world through his sole eye as if he is a camera.
or Long Distance Love From The Gods To The Stage
or F**k NT Live
(all working titles)
on and on and on and on and on
A woman dances in the streets of Strasbourg. She dances until she collapses; she rests and recommences. A voyeuristic crowd watches in confusion before they too feel compelled to dance. Together they dance to the point of exhaustion, collapse and even death.
500 years later a man dances in a theatre in Glasgow. He dances and dances and dances and dances and dances and dances and…
On and On and On and On and On is a new solo performance about group behaviour by Greg Sinclair. www.gregsinclair.net
Mullet over: soojin Chang
Mullet Over is a series of informal chats accompanying Double Thrills. This month we'll be joined by Soojin Chang.
Soojin Chang’s artistic practice is led by an enquiry into political and individual trauma, particularly the way these are internalised and inherited in the body schema. Her performance and video works are examinations of agency and fertility of both humans and non-humans, deconstructing systems of oppression and power in order to rethink ecological destruction. She uses appropriation and subversion to challenge authorship and renegotiate representations, survival mechanisms, and immigration patterns of colonised cultures and diasporas. Selected exhibitions include MoMA PS1, New York; Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow; Microscope Gallery, New York; and the Art/Life Institute, New York.