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Home & Country - Oozing Gloop

28 Feb 2019

Event times

18.00-21.00

Cost of entry

Free but please bring food donations along.

LUVA

London
England, United Kingdom

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The home is a container that finds itself within the state, the container of a nation- a nation whose character in turn defines the home. Certain narratives transcend both of these, the forces of capital, the myth of the father. The strong man who sorts it all out. What does this even mean?

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Since 2016 Oozing Gloop has been on a mission to assault the domestic nation and would argue it’s because there is no interior, there is no exterior. Rather a series of reactive power complexes forced to travel the same road together, on that never ending awful journey of self to other, universal to particular, home to country. All a series of immediate, linear moments trapped within infinite cycles of the social and cosmic, on a mud ball with a heliocentric orbit around a star that itself flies through a vast void of meaning we then find within our own lives. Things we attempt to control through relative consensus, however in certain places it comes apart, it forms a dissensus and in those places lie art and politics. So please come and see this brief inquiry into…

Oozing Gloop is the world’s premier autistic green drag queen. This trans-aggressive tarot card reader and tattooist cut her teeth within the queer counter cultures of New York and London. Embodying every access found in the trashcan of ideology, she is the alienated identity we all naturally assume. Using her body as a vehicle to project and power through every and any obstacle, divide, discipline trained via 500 miles of personal pilgrimage. At Spill 2016 she presented seminal Performance art piece THE AWFUL JOURNEY (100 miles), which raised a series of questions investigated in her following piece in 2017, THE AWESOME JOUNREY (400 Miles). This gave rise to two pieces, “GLOOP! The Movie!” A film that documents 3 years of private performances in a failed bid to produce a YouTube channel; and “THE GLOOPSHOW!” An award winning experimental theatre piece that merges Cabaret and performance art. Delivered through a structured stream of consciousness. Underlying this piece is the political perspective provided by uninhibited Aspergers, making her mistress of the Awful, Awesome, and Autistic.
 

LUVA (Lock Up Visual Art) is a gallery, experiment, social hub and activist moment. Open for just one day a month and situated in a lock up garage on the Approach council estate in East London, LUVA is dedicated to exhibiting diverse contemporary UK artists. Co-run by Jordan McKenzie and students from Central Saint Martin’s College of Art, LUVA asks critical questions about the contexts that contemporary art exists within, its relationship to the geographical/ economic/social and cultural space (the estate) that it occupies and how cultural institutions can have meaningful dialogues with both local and non-local audiences. Being located in one of the poorer boroughs in the UK, Tower Hamlets, LUVA also acts as a local food bank collection point, providing material support to the community it is based within.

Exhibiting artists

Oozing Gloop

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