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In 2014 Project O (Alexandrina Hemsley and Jamila Johnson-Small) began working with Charlotte Cooper and Kay Hyatt on a show called SWAGGA. The work is rooted in dance and draws on other performance traditions, including a live soundtrack by Trash Kit and original compositions by Verity Susman. This collaboration was remarkable because it featured untrained dancers with the kinds of political bodies – fat, queer, older – that are rarely treated as creative, expressive or worthy choreographic subjects. Over two years SWAGGA was refined and performed for audiences around the country. Katarzyna Perlak documented the process and in 2016 created SWAGGA: A Study On Camera, a creative response to the live performance. The result is an extravaganza of mess, antisocial emotions and intersectional feminist sensibility.
SWAGGA: A Study On Camera was first screened by the Live Art Development Agency in 2018 as part of the LADA Screens programme, a series of online screenings of seminal performance documentation, works to camera, short videos, films and archival footage.
Bodies move freely through an ambiguous urban “utopia”…or do they? Shot on 16mm film and digital video.
A popular lesbian ‘commercial,’ 110 images of sensual touching montages in A, B, C, D rolls of ‘kinaesthetic’ editing.
Documentation of the event marking World AIDS Day. Included a screening of Ron Vawter’s performance at the ICA in 1993 as part of LIFT and a conversation between Neil Bartlett and Nancy Reilly.
Documentation of the event marking the end of Restock, Reflect, Rethink Four, a project about Live Art and Cultural Privilege.
Documentation of the event in which Dr Duckie – aka Ben Walters – explained ünt examined his just-completed PhD with Queen Mary University of London on Duckie in the Community. A Library of Performing Rights Open event.
Documentation of the evening which featured a screening of short films and performance documentation by artists working around ritual, performance and queer futurity.
Video documentation of the book launch, as part of LADA Screens. Includes 4 videos.
Documentation of projects undertaken by Adrien Sina, Tomasz Kitliński and Paweł Leszkowicz. Includes interviews, photos and promotional material from venues including Marlborough Pub and Theatre, Courtauld Institute of Art and Tate Britain.
Part of the Library of Performing Rights ( P3041).
Manning extends her previous inquiries into the politics of movement to the concept of the minor gesture.