As part of the performance trilogy Aggregates, Linda Stupart will be presenting “After the Ice, the Deluge”. Curated by Nora-Swantje Almes and Camille Schmid.
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Building on their practice-based research into mutation, queer, traumatised and postcolonial outsider bodies, alongside a feminist material institutional critique, the performance “After the Ice, the Deluge” has been expanding Linda Stupart’s research into environmental and temporal ecologies.
At Raven Row, Stupart will present a new iteration of “After the Ice, the Deluge”. In this long-term project, they investigate the syndrome of Morellons (commonly diagnosed as a kind of contemporary hysteria, whereby the sufferer finds fibres, crystals, and other alien objects under its skin); and the melting of polar ice caps, both as traumatised bodies, and as a crisis that can only be rectified by traumatised bodies.
Linda Stupart is a London-based artist, writer, and educator from Cape Town, South Africa. Their current work consists of writing, performance, film and engages with queer theory, science fiction, environmental crises, magic, language, desire, and revenge.
Stupart’s work has recently been shown/performed at Nottingham Contemporary, Tate, The Showroom, Gasworks and IMT Gallery. They had a solo show at Arcadia Missa where they launched their debut novella Virus.
Aggregates is a performance trilogy presented at Raven Row in London, curated by Nora-Swantje Almes and Camille Schmid.
The series aims to fuse queer-feminist strategies and marginalised narratives with the pressing concern of environmental ecology. It urges new ways of thinking around intimacy, gendered identities, sexuality and postcolonial bodies, alongside climate change.
Water is never metaphoric, it is radically material. It occupies a prominent place in our imaginations and has an immense symbolic power. It is often looked to as a healing source. As a concept, water offers a new potential of thinking about bodily differences and the interconnectedness with its environment. Borrowing the shape-shifting quality of water, especially its ability to transition between different phases; transforming from solid to liquid to gas, Aggregates invites to think through the flows and connections of natural, social and cultural conditions.
Supported by Pro Helvetia and the Swiss Cultural Fund
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