The article interrogates the use of amateur and professional disabled performers in the emerging strain of performance practice known as 'performing failure'.
|Artist / Author||Sarah Gorman|
|Journal||Contemporary Theatre Review|
|Journal date||February 2017|
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.
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 which featured a screening of Theatre Visionary, a documentary about Abdoh, as well as a discussion with film’s director Adam Soch and director and academic Alyson Campbell.
Documentation of the evening celebrating the life and Live Art of the brilliant and inspirational artist Katherine Araniello who died on Monday 25 February 2019.
Documentation of the performance lecture by Swiss based Brazilian artist about their most recent work Trinta y Dois Igual a 5.
Documentation of the evening which featured a screening of short films and performance documentation by artists working around ritual, performance and queer futurity.
Recounts the group’s evolution and different approaches to collaboration throughout the years. Two DVDs include a documentary, interviews with BMI members, and performance footage.
Documentation from the performance art conference, 9-16 July 2017. In German and English,
Documenting the eponymous six year project as well as the current research and thinking around the subject with contributions by prominent artists, academics, activists and chefs.
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.