Panicattack Duo and friends: The Sponge

31 May 2019

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The Change Room

England, United Kingdom


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  • Deptford Bridge station (2 minute walk)
  • Deptford train station (5 minute walk)

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THE SPONGE is an invitation to an immersive encounter where you can either observe, join or dance yourself out.


SPLISH, SPLASH, it’s a summertime bashhhh. 

You are invited to catch the wave at THE SPONGE, a Pool Party at The Change Room, the male bathroom at Goldsmiths University in Deptford. THE SPONGE will be wet, sweaty, absorbing and fluid….

We are so bored of London weather, so we’ve decided to enter the summer of 2019 with a chilled vibe and turn our first solo show into a Pool Party. THE SPONGE will host a wave of performances that will be flowing between different artists and friends. 



Both a changing room and a bathroom are spaces that refer to various binaries. They are spaces with a history deeply embedded in racism and class-ism, as well as they desire certain ‘attributes’ of an extrovert neurotypical personality, an abled body and gender conforming person. 

We want to take this loaded public space and try to create an intimate environment where everyone can be their most inner self. THE SPONGE is an invitation to an immersive encounter where you can either observe, join or dance yourself out. An encounter between bodies, characters, mediums and voices. A space where we can interrelate, respond, create and co-exist.


Duration: 7-9pm, durational performance (one day only event) 
Participants: Leo Lunger, Deanio X, Zish Alexander, Andreia Afonso, Kate Howard, Harry Bix, and Hugh Smyth.

For non-MFA Goldsmiths students, you need a card to access the building. Contact us on 07967309048 to be let in. 


The Change Room runs monthly events of newly commissioned or existing bodies of work that engage with environmental concerns. Project run by Oana Damir. 
Location: The Change Room, Asquith Gibbs Building, Back Gate Lewisham Southwark College (next to the Birds Nest pub), 2 Deptford Church Street, London, SE8 4RZ.


About Panicattack Duo

Panicattack Duo is an artistic and curatorial collective formed by Emily Demetriou (Nicosia, Cyprus) and Naz Balkaya (Istanbul, Turkey), who are based in Margate and London. Collaboration is at the heart of their practice, used as a tool against the individualistic tendencies formed by commercialized structures. Their research evolves around the context of collectivity as resistance, friendship as methodology, direct action, alternative pedagogy and anti-institutionalism. They explore these topics through the means of participatory performance, live art, sound and photography, as well as through a curatorial practice, facilitating community engaging projects, workshops,exhibitions and round-table discussions. 

Panicattack Duo has been awarded the Chelsea Arts Trust Award (2019) for their work as part of Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018, and have shown in various places in the UK and abroad including: South London Gallery (London, UK),Liverpool Biennial 2018 (Liverpool, UK), Centrespace Gallery (Bristol, UK), SALO Raume (Braunschweig, GERMANY), Istanbul Biennial 2017(Istanbul, TURKEY). 



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Oana Damir

Exhibiting artists

Panicattack Duo

Taking part

Goldsmiths, University of London

London, United Kingdom


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