A disturbingly beautiful freak show, a queer menagerie of carnivalesque contortion and florid fantasy.
Directed by Sam Williams.
|Artist / Author||Nando Messias|
The Swiss art-rock band Les Reines Prochaines emerged from the youth and feminist movement of the 1980s. The movie traces the distinctive history of the Reines Prochaines and captures the artists in rehearsal and during their day to day life on tour.
Kindly donated for the Swiss live Art Study Room Guide.
Languages Swiss German, German.
77 minutes, HD
Text and photographic documentation of the work of Jörg Köppl and Peter Začek.
Kindly donated as part of the Swiss Live Art Study Room Guide.
Text in German.
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.
This short documentary film maps Performance Magazine’s history and legacy by bringing together original editors, guest contributors and others connected to the magazine to reflect on it over 30 years on.
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 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 which featured a screening of short films and performance documentation by artists working around ritual, performance and queer futurity.