Love, Pain & Intimacy in Live Art

8 Feb 2018

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Thursday 8 February 2018

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Queen Mary University

England, United Kingdom


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What drives artists to extreme performances, blood-shedding or endurance work? What traces are left on both the performer and the participant during one-to-one encounters? What kind of intimacy is created when sexualities are performed in public?


Drawing from the pains and pleasures of subversive parenting, sexual/asexual encounters, tattoo and skin-based practices and Black dance communities, artists and writers discuss the affective relations involved in live art practices.

Presentations by Ivan Lupi, Rachael Young, Emie // Eva-Marie Elg as E-ME 2.0, Nicola Hunter and keynote lecture by Dominic Johnson (Reader in Performance and Visual Culture, Queen Mary University of London). Moderated by Giulia Casalini and Diana Georgiou (co-directors at Arts Feminism Queer). #performingromance 

The event will be followed by a drink reception. 

This symposium is part of the live art club night and multi-disciplinary exhibition ‘DEEP TRASH Romance’, taking place on Saturday 10 February 2018 at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club. For more information visit The programme is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.


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Giulia Casalini

Diana Georgiou

Exhibiting artists

Nicola Hunter

Dr Dominic Johnson

Emie // Eva-Marie Elg

Ivan Lupi

Rachael Young

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