An Evening with Sheree Rose

LADA and the Sexual Cultures Research Group at Queen Mary (aka SexCult) are delighted to present this evening featuring the legendary performance artist, photographer and dominatrix Sheree Rose (US).

Rose is a pioneering body artist who became infamous during the 1980s as an artist and dominatrix for her collaborations with partner Bob Flanagan (US). Together they explored illness, love, death and pain for sixteen years until his death from cystic fibrosis in 1996. Their collaborative performances, photographic works, videos and installations are well known for their physical and emotional extremity.

Across all her work, Rose is profound in her attempt to do away with decorum, tact and conventional evasions and disguises – particularly in relation to sex, love, pleasure, pain, disease and death

In more recent years, Sheree Rose has made a number of collaborative performances with Martin O’Brien (UK), an artist whose work draws upon his own experience of cystic fibrosis, and whose practice explores what it means – politically and philosophically – to be born with a life shortening disease.

The evening features Sheree Rose in conversation with Martin O’Brien, and hosted by Dominic Johnson (SexCult).

An Evening with Sheree Rose is co-sponsored with the Sexual Cultures Research Group (aka SexCult) in the School of English and Drama at Queen Mary University of London.

Access

LADA’s space is wheelchair accessible and has gender inclusive bathrooms. LADA welcomes parents to attend with children, and humans to attend with companion species.

We operate a policy of reasonable adjustment with regard to access requirements. Please get in touch with us to discuss this.

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About LADA

The Live Art Development Agency is a ‘Centre for Live Art’: a knowledge centre, a production centre for programmes and publications, a research centre setting artists and ideas in motion, and an online centre for digital experimentation, representation and dissemination.

We support contemporary culture’s most radical and inventive artists, practices and ideas. We champion new ways of working, legitimise unclassifiable artforms, record untold histories, and give agency to underrepresented artists. We believe in Live Art as a means to challenge the status quo and initiate meaningful social change.

Banner image credit:

Martin O’Brien and Sheree Rose. Access All Areas. Image by Manuel Vason.

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