DEEP TRASH: CARNIVALISM
@ BETHNAL GREEN WORKING MEN’S CLUB
Saturday 31st January, 2015
£6/8 (adv.) – £8/10 (door)
Deep Trash Italia exhibition-cum-performance-club night pairs up with the start of the Carnival in Venice to transform Bethnal Green Working Men’s club into a babel of masquerades, paradoxes and non-sense to celebrate the disruptive forces of carnivalism.
Carnival is the breaking of norms. Carnival is the carnal; the colour, the mask, the garments and the feathers. Carnival is Commedia dell’Arte, role-play and delirium. Carnival is dressing up and being undressed. Profanity, paganism and anarchy. Carnival is the erotic, the celebration of death and the force of the life-drive. Drums, bells and cellos announce the first ever event of the year where Venetian Carnival meets London-Punk, joined by Brasil-samba, Japan-Noh, together with Bollywood and Afro-tribalisms. What are the limits of fantasy when reality is chaos?
PERFORMANCES: Sisters From Another Mister, Eleanor Fogg, Vivian Chinasa Ezugha, Pi The Mime, Vera Bremerton + Monsterlune Freak Show, Giulio Baistrocchi, Ellie Flory Fawcett and Haus of Sequana.
HOSTING: Lewis Burton.
VIDEOS: Banfield-Rees, Colette Copeland, Melanie Menard.
COSTUMES: Designguise and Monsterlune.
MUSIC: BENEDICTA and SUGO, pump the beats of international hits, with a twist of Italian camp classics and carnival tunes from all over the world.
JUSTINE and BAMBOO HERMANN dig into quirky techno music, experimental beats, dirty house with a touch of kawaiii.
More info on the Facebook event page.