6-9 / Soojin Chang (One on One performance in the Clubroom)
6-6:45 and 8-8:45 / Mullet Over: Project X-change (Cinema)
7-8* - Nelly Kelly // Alex Mackay & Paul Henry (Theatre)
8-9 - Mullet Over Chats (Saramago upstairs backroom - also catch Soojin & Project X-Change)
9-10 - Rachael Young - NIGHTCLUBBING (Theatre)
10-midnight - Tunes downstairs from TAAHLIAH (Bar)
*Morven Mulgrew was originally programmed however has had to postpone
POST PUNK / POST FEAR / POST PANIC
Rachael Young and her badass band of super- humans embrace Afrofuturism and the cult of Grace Jones in NIGHTCLUBBING; an explosive new performance bringing visceral live music and intergalactic visions to start a revolution.
1981: Grace Jones releases her landmark album ‘Nightclubbing’; her body is brown and soft.
2015: Three women are refused entry into a London nightclub; their bodies are brown and soft.
Grace Jones; a dark skinned, androgynous, Jamaican woman, transcending societal norms to become an international superstar. Then later, three young black women, discriminated against and excluded, their bodies branded; ‘undesirable’.
WE are those women, we zoom through galaxies and solar systems, traveling through time, preparing for our moment to land...IT’S NOW!
Women to the front, LGBTQ to the front, People of Colour to the front!!!
Access: BSL Interpreted
Photo credit: Marcus Hessenberg
PROJECT X-CHANGE (FILM CURATION)
Project X-Change is a programme of films made by dance artists, curated by Project X and featuring work by Nora Chipaumire (New York/Zimbabwe), Divine Tasinda (Glasgow) and Naledi Chai (Johannesburg). Over the night throughout the building will also be a collection of short dance films made by artists across the globe in response to NIGHTCLUBBING by Rachael Young. This can be viewed for FREE 5PM-10PM. Including work by: Alexander Aina (London), Hermes Chibueze Iyele (Lagos), Kieron Jina (Johannesburg), Marios Ento-Engkolo (Glasgow), Zethu Masesko (London), Tina Omotosho (London) & Camila Rivero (Chicago), Libby Odai (Glasgow) & Levent Nyembo (Glasgow). .
Project X are an arts collective based in Scotland platforming the performance practices of the African and Caribbean diaspora.
Image credit: Juliana Elizabeth Madiba in The Concentric by Naledi Chai
FIELDS OF GOLD
As the countdown to doomsday arrives, Nelly Kelly offers up Theresa May’s alter ego in an explosive genderfuck drag extravaganza to tantalise the fuck out of your very eyeholes.
With no hope left for their political career, Queeresa Gay laments what life could have been had they stopped to feel the wheat beneath their feet.
FIELDS OF GOLD is a queer reimagining of what could have been had Theresa embraced a more controversial path in her actions. It is a call to arms to the deviant in us all to embrace, respect and cherish the parts of ourselves and others deemed too perverted for the public eye.
Access: BSL Interpreted
Image credit: Nelly Kelly
STATE OF POSSESSION
State of Possession: a durational, one-on-one performance by Soojin Chang
Possession can be understood as a dissociative disorder in which there is a temporary loss of personal identity and full awareness of one’s surroundings. It must be considered through an alliance of biological, anthropological, sociological, psychopathological and experimental perspectives. Possession as a property right requires dominion and exclusive control over the object.
SOOJIN CHANG (b.1991, San Francisco, CA) Soojin Chang’s practice is led by an inquiry into agency and inherited memory, explored through visual and sonic worlds that occupy a mythical sense of time. Her works are driven by examinations of personal and national trauma, familial and inherited pain, and critical reflections of agency and fertility of both humans and nonhumans. Selected exhibitions include MoMA PS1, New York; Microscope Gallery, New York; La Capela, Paris; Second Home, London; and The Art/Life Institute, Rosendale. She is currently a candidate of Glasgow School of Art’s Master of Fine Art programme.
Access: BSL Interpreted
Image credit: Jack Everett
THE CLOUD OF UNKNOWING
Paul Michael Henry & Alex Mackay
How to move, what to buy, how to human being in the constant messages from space? A landscape of Obey pressing down. From Mays and Murdochs, screens and celebrities, foes and friends. The acculturation is total: the feel of your body, the thought loops in your head. CAPPITY-APPLE-APITALISM.
Come with music, flowers, language, smoke, dancing, human weight. Come with messages of resistance from the flesh.
Feel, impress, succeed, how to look…. How to look….
Be bodies (our only immediate tools). Be flesh ghosts ready for something better.
Thank you for calling the Department for Work and Pensions.