One of the contemporary art world’s most acclaimed mixed-media & performance artists, is the subject of this smart, sassy documentary that showcases her spectacle-rich approach to explorations of gender, racial identity, and sexuality. Bonus features include two deleted scenes.
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.
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.
Forty years since the publication of Naseem Khan’s seminal report The Arts Britain Ignores, how much has changed?
Audio of the artist in discussion with Jospeh Morgan Scholfield. Event held on 13 February 2020.
Manning extends her previous inquiries into the politics of movement to the concept of the minor gesture.
Tells the story of the theatre blogosphere from the dawn of the carefully crafted longform post to today’s digital newsletters and social media threads.
Materials from the activation day against the Hostile Environment policy. Organised by Migrants in Culture and Keep it Complex.
In the oversize cabinet.
Publication about the project which brought questions of archiving performance art to a broader public. In German and English.
Catalogue of the 7th Art of Encounter, focuses on anagrammatic encounters. 4/10-26/10 2018.
In german and English.