Hosted by Ginny Lemon
With performances from:
Our Very Fierce Grand Opening event is always very special and we’re thrilled this year to be holding it at Birmingham Museum. Expect different performances around the museum as well as a toast to launch the festival, DJs and host Ginny Lemon + it’s all free!
Performances will happen throughout the evening. Including:
Zander Porter X James Batchelor
A dance of “human” and “alien” embodiments, Alien Intimacy speculates on the movement of an interpersonally constructed alien sense, drawing relations between the visible and the invisible or the physically embodied and the virtually disembodied. The distance between human and alien expands and contracts via virtual imagery, silver-tactile mediation, and internet-referential performativity. Temporal denseness and specificity conjure an intimacy for this distance as an almost-touchable “space between.”
‘M.A.C.H.O’ situates a symbolic conversation between female/queer masculinity and a fetishized man-like figure, creating an absurd companionship. In the piece, Artist Whiskey Chow reveals a “failed” masculinity on gendered, sexed, raced and marginalized bodies to problematize hierarchies of masculinities in western capitalist society.