Festival of Live Art & Performance

Festival of Live Art & Performance

Fierce feminism, dirty desire, queer culture and resistance: Steakhouse Live are pleased to announce the programme for their 2018 Festival, taking place on the 24th & 25th of February.

Saturday 24 Feb / Rich Mix / 3-11pm / £16/£14/£12
A showcase of short performance experiments from some of the most provocative artists working in the UK today.
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Sunday 25 Feb / Toynbee Studios / 12-9pm / £15/£12
Performances will range in duration from 5 minutes to 6 hours, as audiences are invited to move between different spaces at Toynbee Studios.
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Access: All venues wheelchair accessible. If you have any questions related to access please email – contact@steakhouselive.com. 

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Critical Interruptions
Diana Damian Martin and Bojana Janković will be curating a live digital publication throughout the festival, joined by writers Libby Norman and Lewis Church, as well as Berivan Altun, Alice Iardella and Zoe Onatoye.

Saturday Performances

Oozing Gloop / The Gloopshow Episode 1
A 45 minute stream of consciousness: a love song and saga of a green gal, a scarlet lady and their
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Monsur Mansoor / NOTHING’ DANCES
A performance for practising Nothingness: a guiding question is, what is the body as Nobody?
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Eirini Kartsaki / Ladder
Eirini will have sex with a ladder and give birth to plywood.
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Edythe Woolley / FISHY
A performance looking around plastic pollution in the ocean and plastic pollution in our bodies. It imagines the bizarre future
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TukaWach / How The Hare Is Dying
‘How the Hares is Dying – asking myself this question I am opening space of unknown or lost. Hare has
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Louisa Robbin / to care
A ritual; a process and a pattern. It’s messy and desperate and gross and naked. It’s about self hate. It’s
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Philip Bedwell featuring Noëmi Lakmaier / Purgation
Through ritual I question authority, social value and love – What have we been conditioned to accept? And what are
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Daniel Oliver / Chiperlatartaparty
Happening Now in the Future. Don’t eat the sausages.
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Lucy Hutson / Version 2
A new cartoon by Lucy Hutson
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Seke Chimutengwende & Alexandrina Hemsley / Black Holes Installation
Video and text installation related to ongoing, multi-stranded project Black Holes. Seke Chimutengwende and Alexandrina Hemsley have been chatting, dancing,
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Sunday Performances

Kira O’Reilly / Untitled (slick glittery) redux
Eggs, glitter, floor, vulnerability, it has been four years since this work was last made; there has never been very
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Begoña Grande / La Barquera
Performance rituals that transport us from one dimension to another. Begoña Grande is a self-taught and revolutionary artist working and
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Amanda Coogan / Cowards
Amanda Coogan works across live art, performance, sculpture and installation. Using gesture and context she makes multi-faceted works that leave
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Victoria Sin / A View From Elsewhere
A fantasy in three acts and eleven parts bringing together research on narratives which construct the self and personal experiences
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Reynir Hutber with Marcia Farquhar / ‘And I’
A collaboration between artist and experimental filmmaker, Reynir Hutber, and many-storied artist and notorious orator, Marcia Farquhar. The film is
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Vivian Chinasa Ezugha / BIAFRA, BRITISH POLITICS, IBO BREXIT
An exploration of the concept of radicalisation; using history as a tool to uncover hidden stories, the show is about
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Madeleine Botet de Lacaze / NATURE
NATURE is a performance that subverts the idea that there is one way to be, and that that one way
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Bean / a body
A durational performance that slowly destroys a piece of recent pop-culture; the familiar lyrics of which have been slowly destroying
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Echo Morgan / REMOVE 2 – Demolition That
China: “Chai Na” translates to ‘demolition that’. My parents’ childhood is remembered in hunger and culture revolution, mine in the
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Imogen Roberts / Please note: Requests and Complaints from Under the Whether
A performative installation based on letters of patients with learning disabilities who were locked up in institutions and fought for
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Funded by Arts Council England.

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