Jade Blackstock (Catania)

new performance

Saturday 15 October 2022, 4.00pm7.00pm

Midlands Arts Centre, Cannon Hill Park
Birmingham, B12 9QH United Kingdom
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Jade Blackstock, 'Mas', SPILL Festival of Performance 2021, Photo by Guido Mencari

Part One: 4.00-4.30pm
Part Two: 6.30-7.00pm

Jade (B. 1993, Birmingham, UK) is a performance artist. Her work explores conversations between inner/outer, bodily/material worlds, and how these are informed by historical, cultural and personal memory/movements. She looks at Black ancestral traditions, myths and materiality that articulate and interrogate ongoing colonial systems, and manifest and develop within Black diasporic contexts. She seeks to highlight how the body, material and space have shared capabilities of transferring and embodying collective memory, which bears importance in our understanding of selves and each other. Themes of race, feminism, ownership, class and loss are present in her work.

For Fierce Festival 2022 Jade will create a new performance for for the Midlands Arts Centre First Floor Gallery.

Fierce Says

It's been a while since Brummy Bab Jade Blackstock performed in her home town - so we decided to do something about it! Jade studied with Nigel Rolfe (Fierce 2019) at the Royal College of Art and is an exciting new voice in performance art. Expect curious imagery using everyday materials.


Saturday 15 October 2022


Midlands Arts Centre