Sheree Rose, is a pioneer in SM performance art best known for her work with her life partner Bob Flanagan throughout his life in regards to SM and illness and her recent collaborations with english performance artist Martin O' Brien, during which she recreated several of her previous performances with Bob, a fellow sufferer of cystic fibrosis.
Following this interest in collaboration across generations Sheree’s performance with Amy Kingsmill will draw on their mutual personal histories around BDSM, Master/Mistress and Slave relationships and their understanding of using traditionally violent acts as a way of conveying adoration.
Amy Kingsmill’s work often draws on the intuitive, the ritualistic and the fetish, her last performance at Spill Festival of Performance Art; Journey saw her pulling a large panel of white feathers behind her from hooks in her back in impossibly high heels. Her work has also explored degenerative illness in her performance Projected Prognosis- a video of her visibly ill father sitting, suffering from huntington’s disease, an illness she has a 50% chance of having inherited is projected over her sitting motionless beneath it.
Tender Blood uses blood as a language for intimacy, this performance is a platform for exchange, across polarities of age, dominance and submission, and distance. Join Amy Kingsmill and Sheree Rose on Sunday the 22rd on November at Resistance Gallery.