flop to the floor: a performance lecture

flop to the floor: a performance lecture follows the Study Room Residency undertaken by artist and researcher Jude Browning at LADA in June 2019. This live event looks at notions of female vocality and expectations of formal public address and will begin with a new performance by Amelia Barratt.

Jude Browning will present a performance lecture, with sections of the script taken from her PhD thesis Mouthwork: Staged Presentation and Laboured Expression and drawing on Karen Finley’s 1966 performance It’s My Body and Lydia Lunch’s satirical screenplay Psychomenstrum (1989/93). Browning has worked with choreographer Janice Parker on the movement for this performance, looking at the physical gesture of ‘the flop’ as a means to undermine the conventions of Western power dynamics performed in public speaking.

Drinks and refreshments will be served.

LADA is wheelchair accessible, and provides gender inclusive bathrooms.

about the artists

Amelia Barratt is an artist based in London working with writing, performance and drawing. She studied at The Glasgow School of Art and Slade School of Art, and has recently shown work at: Cubitt Gallery, London; Drawing Room, London; Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London, The Museum of London and Glasgow International Festival.

Jude Browning is an artist and researcher based in Glasgow. Her work examines acts of writing and performance in formal contexts of public address. As an artist she uses text to explore how writing may initiate the staged display of a figure to be observed. She has recently shown work as part of the Artist Moving Image Festival at Tramway (Glasgow), Leeds Art Gallery and The Whitworth (Manchester).

Banner image credit:

Jude Browning, Commissioned response for Ulay: Now You See Me Symposium, 2018, Text and reading. Jacquetta Clark. Courtesy of Cooper Gallery.

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