We have released video documentation of the symposium LOVE, PAIN & INTIMACY IN LIVE ART on YouTube.

What drives artists to extreme performances, blood-shedding or endurance work? What traces are left on both the performer and the participant during one-to-one encounters? What kind of intimacy is created when sexualities are performed in public?

Drawing from the pains and pleasures of subversive parenting, sexual/asexual encounters, tattoo and skin-based practices and Black dance communities, artists and writers discuss the affective relations involved in live art practices.

The symposium took place at Queen Mary University on 8 February 2018. Page of the event and more information here.

Ivan Lupi
Rachael Young
Emie // Eva-Marie Elg as E-ME 2.0
Nicola Hunter
Dominic Johnson
Moderated by Giulia Casalini & Diana Georgiou

This event was part of the live art club night and multi-disciplinary exhibition DEEP TRASH Romance which took place on Saturday 10 February 2018 at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club. The programme is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.
Documentation: Lauren Angelkov Cummings, Alexandra Penelope.
Editing: Lauren Angelkov Cummings.
Production: Giulia Casalini.
Event Assistance: CUNTemporary team.