Photo by Dominic Farlam, Alexander Newton, Stephanie Handjiiska

 
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Upcoming Schedule

29 September 2021 6-9pm
"There Are Gods Around Us" with Reflect Fest at artsdepot, London

“There Are Gods Around Us'' is a durational performance and installation. Telling stories about the imaginary gods and performing a made-up ritualistic dance, we look at how these acts transform our mental and physical states. Taking reference from East Asian mythology, traditions and rituals, it is a queer and Asian work that looks into what hope means in our age of great instability and crisis.

This is a project as part of the group exhibition, Reflect Fest at Artsdepot.

ReflectFest is an immersive festival combining dance performances, workshops and film screenings focusing on self-reflection after our society has been forced to reconfigure. The project is aimed at people who have missed in person interaction and would like to engage in creative activities in cultural spaces. 

More details here: https://www.artsdepot.co.uk/dance-festival/reflectfest

9 October 2021
Thousand Papers 千紙 - Durational Performance and Installation at Goldsmiths CCA

4-6pm 

Book your ticket here:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/unfolding-tickets-172653801167?utm_campaign=post_publish&utm_medium=email&utm_source=eventbrite&utm_content=shortLinkNewEmail

In response to Chilean artist Eugenio Dittborn’s Airmail Paintings, where he folded up his work and FedEx them out of the country during 1973 Chilean coup d’etat, we are presenting an edition of #ThousandPapers at Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art on 9 October Sat.

We look at Eugenio’s artistic approach in confronting restriction during his country’s military dictatorship and censorship, and reflect on how freedom of expression is still being oppressed nowadays in many corners of the world.

Join us at the event, “Unfolding”, with three other artist groups, as we write and read messages from faraway, where the brave voices are locked up and people are indecisive about staying or leaving.

Istanbul Queer Art Collective, Januário Jano, Jasleen Kaur and ShumGhostJohn will present their performances across the gallery on Saturday, 9 October, from 4 to 6 PM.

Curated by Rita Aktay and Wan Yi Sandra Lam

16, 17, 23 October 2021

16 October 2021, 2pm to 2:30pm
Bramber Green, King’s Cross, London WC1H 8JS
Omnibus Theatre, 1 Clapham Common North Side, London SW4 0QW
2 locations simultaneously!
Broadcasting over Bloomsbury Radio

17 October 2021, 3pm to 3:30pm
British Library Piazza, London NW1 2DB
Broadcasting over Bloomsbury Radio

23 October 2021, 2pm to 2:30pm
Migration Museum Foyer, Lewisham Shopping Centre, London SE13 7HB
Broadcasting over Internet Radio: 
https://ghostandjohn.page.link/radio 

In collaboration with curator Sandra Lam @lamwanyisandra, #RadioNeighbourhood is a radio drama + outdoor dance project, telling ESEA stories about migration and identities & transforming public spaces to be stages for cross-cultural encounters.

Linking up art organisations, we are hiring local ESEA talents to perform the work for their community. The project creates job opportunities for freelance independent artists under the current climate.

This project is awarded Ideas and Pioneers Fund by Paul Hamlyn Foundation, commissioned by Bloomsbury Festival, supported by Omnibus Theatre and Bloomsbury Radio.

Read more here: https://www.ghostandjohn.art/radio-neighbourhood

Photo by Dominic Farlam