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Gorge: Mutual Concern

Gorge: Mutual Concern

MUTUAL CONCERN: Brunch
A Gorge project from I’m With You & Foodgasm

Sunday 29, November 2015, 12pm-3pm

Lubomirov/Angus-Hughes Gallery
£25 advance, meat or vegan option (coffee and one glass of magic elixir included)
Tickets (limited, advance booking required): http://bit.ly/1Pt58rX

An adventure in BRUNCH COLLABORATION.

I’m With You joins forces with Berlin-based FOODGASM to produce a culinary extravaganza. In the spirit of collectivity and teamwork, we explore ideas of ‘mutual concern’: the social production of taste (and tastelessness), the distribution of ideas and objects, the circuits of desire that mark us as part of something bigger than ourselves, for better or worse.

Tickets are £25. The price includes a three-course meal, a glass of prosecco, and a profound, if temporary, experience of solidarity. Tickets are strictly limited because identification’s balance sheet has tight margins.

When purchasing a ticket, please indicate the vegan or meat option.

Gorge is an ongoing project of I’m With You, which brings bodies together around a table for a messy, politically charged encounter with other eating bodies. It’s ‘gorge’, like gorge yourself silly, until the gorge rises, and like: that’s gorge, babes.

FOODGASM Berlin is a performance collective working with food, cooking and the experience of eating to engage audiences with critical perspectives regarding labor politics, queer politics, feminism whilst giving us a means to express ourselves and to understand our environment and document our interests and love of food.

Partners:
http://www.lubomirov-angus-hughes.com/
http://www.imwithyou.me
https://www.facebook.com/foodgasmberlin/

 

Official event for Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest.
Fringe! runs from 24-29 November to venues across East London. For more info and full programme visit http://bit.ly/FringeProg15

FRINGE

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SCREENING /// MUTUAL CONCERN

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SCREENING // MUTUAL CONCERN
An I’m With you and Fringe! Production

Saturday 28 November, 2015 at Barbican, Cinema 2
3pm – Performance installations begin
4pm – Screening & Screen Talk
Tickets

IWY curates artists Peter Cant & Krzysztof Honowski, Eirini Kartsaki & Emma Bennett, and Owen Parry to create an atmosphere of participation and conversation to complement the ethos of collectivity and critical communities exhibited in Liz Rosenfeld‘s The Surface Tension Trilogy.

In the spirit of collectivity and teamwork, we explore ideas of ‘mutual concern’: the social production of taste (and tastelessness), the distribution of ideas and objects, the circuits of desire that mark us as part of something bigger than ourselves, for better or worse.

Produced in partnership with Fringe! at the Barbican.

About the Screening:

This experimental trilogy by Liz Rosenfeld tracks the interwoven stories of famous (and infamous) women and artists in the city of Berlin during the Weimar era.

Dramatising the stories of Frida Kahlo, Anita Berber, Hannah Höch, Leni Riefenstahl and Eva Braun, Rosenfeld casts her friends as these famous figures and ‘queers’ the well-known aspects of their lives.

Rosenfeld explores stories from the past, and works across a variety of media while shooting in an obviously present day Berlin. These decisions prompt us to understand time and history as fluid concepts that can be unpicked, drawing attention to how we create narratives and identities and how they can be re-created through different representations.

The ScreenTalk is hosted by Irene Revell, director of contemporary art organisation Electra.

Frida & Anita (#) + Höch (#) + Die Neue Frau (#)
Germany 2012 Dir Liz Rosenfeld Total running time 66 min

 

Official event for Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest.
Fringe! runs from 24-29 November to venues across East London. For more info and full programme visit http://bit.ly/FringeProg15

FRINGE

IWY 18 : GORGE :: BAD ESSAY

This is a bad essay.

No, no. This is gorge.

Gorge: Bad Essay is the result of a residency at the Delfina Foundation from January-March 2015. It comes out of our investigation of eating, dining, table behaviours, excess, queerness and domesticity. Along the way, we we fixed on the idea that Gorge might be an essay. Like the video essay or the performance essay, our meals might deliver an idea, or coordinate concepts, or make an argument. But like Theodor Adorno’s ‘bad essay’, we sometimes find that this work ‘chats about people instead of opening up the matter at hand’.

Gorge: Bad Essay has been performed at the Delfina Foundation (London), Buzzcut Festival (Glasgow), the University of Roehampton (London), and as part of Steakhouse Live at the Holloway Arts Festival (London)


photos by Christa Holka


photos by Colin Gray


photos Julia Bauer

IWY 17 : GORGE :: FRUIT

01.11.2014

In conjunction with the CCLAP symposium at the Proud Archivist, Hackney.

In this fourth iteration of Gorge, we think about fruit – sticky sweet and sharply tart; the construction of the ‘exotic’ and global transport; heady, intoxicating and just plain fruity. During the CCLAP symposium, a series of 10-15 minute Gorge interventions burst and spurt throughout the day. With guest performance makers Pete Cant and Alex Eisenberg.

 

IWY 16 : INTERNATIONAL QUEER BUSINESS

 

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An exhibition at the Room of Requirement, Berlin.

Dress codes, timesheets, deadlines, cigarette breaks, the administration of desire + queering value and exchange, office politics + office sex, getting ahead while getting behind or maybe I would prefer not to.

Durational performance, video and installation with: Alex Eisenberg, Andrew Kerton, Christa Holka, R. Justin Hunt, Johanna Linsley, Liz Rosenfeld, Luke Pell, Olga Raciborska, Owen Glyndwr Parry, Sadie Weis, Season Butler, Sophie Robinson and Richard Hancock.

The Room of Requirement is organised by Hannes Ribarits/funded by BMBF Austria.

Dr. Sharon HusbandsDesire/UK

1. left: Johanna Linsley, Ipswich, or Potentiality / right: Alex Eisenberg,Caterpillar; Tesco Price Promise; and The Eisenberg Method Owen Owen Glyndwr ParryCIRM, 2013-14

3. & 4. Olga Raciborska & Agata Jastrząbeck, The Psychopathologies of Cognitive Capitalism; performance on the brain developments and damages stimulated by the current economic system  (*part of this title has been taken from the title of a conference happening simultaneously in London)

5. Richard Hancock, The net of a triangle is just some other triangle on top and Clusterfuck

6. Sadie Weis, Moonlighting

1. & 2. Liz RosenfeldBlind Desire (Seven Minutes in Heaven)

3. Luke Pell, Walk With Me

4. & 5. Season Butlermaiitude

Johanna LinsleyIpswich, or Potentiality

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IWY 15 : GORGE :: SERVICE

25.04.2014

At: Buzzcut Festival, Glasgow

Our third iteration of Gorge, an ongoing project that brings bodies around a dinner table for a messy politically-charged encounter. This time, the table becomes a stage for friendly smiles and power struggles, as we skip the food to focus on the idea of ‘service’, with lashings of affability, enthusiasm and intimacy.

Service 1: Rachel Porter

photos: Julia Bauer

Service 2: Mysti & Liz Rosenfeld

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photo: Christa Holka

Service 3: Nick Blackburn

photos: Christa Holka

Service 4: Brian Lobel

photos: Julia Bauer

IWY 14 : GORGE :: CHICKEN

(Sorry, but you’re boring. You make me yearn for silence, for the absence of you.)

Gorge: Chicken is the second iteration of an ongoing project that brings bodies around a dinner table for a messy politically-charged encounter with other eating bodies.

(Do the chicken dance, you chicken.)

Why ‘Gorge’?

It’s like gorge yourself silly until the gorge rises and like: that’s gorge babes.

(It’s mean in the henhouse, as well as hot and loud and feathery.)

 Why ‘Chicken’?

It’s a bit stupid really.

And it’s like ‘chicken’ like sissy like shouting on the playground like the unwanted patron saint of queer kids.

(I hate to say it, but fear makes your face look puffy, indecision makes you smell funny.)

And it’s also like food and autobiography and how do we think about how we are what we eat without a horrible easy identification between food and empathy or universalism or cross-cultural tourism.

(It’s mean here, and you’re soft and easy and you’re bringing us down. You’re soft and we’re not.)

And it’s probably other things too. Like meat and how we get it. Like the poetry of the deep fryer. Like clucking and tutting – like gossip. Like closeness through memory.

So welcome and please enjoy.

(We’ll laugh at them won’t we. We’ll laugh and laugh.)

Text by Johanna Linsley. Photos by Timothy Smith and Christa Holka. Thanks to Apiary Studios.

IWY 13 : INDEX

1. ]performance space[

see: Benjamin Sebastian, see: Bean, see: Poppy Jackson, see: listening, see: like, really listening, see: ‘we could be fucking and we wouldn’t be any closer’, see: holes, see: leaking, see: light

2. Butler, Season

see: Hans Christian Anderson, see: The Little Mermaid, see: Oulipo, see: admin aesthetics, see: cut ‘n paste, see: stationery fetish

3. Emergency Index

see: www.emergencyindex.com

4. Ishiguro, Yoko

see: blood (fake), see: how to make an entrance, see: meta, see: death scene, see: classic

5. Kartsaki, Eirini

see: repetition, see: repetition, see: repetition, see: voice, see: text, see: body

6. Lobel, Brian

see: Sex in the City, see: I want to be a Miranda, but I’m really a Charlotte, see: memory, see: countdown

7. NOTA

see: Rachel Lois Clapham, see: Mary Paterson, see: Alex Eisenberg, see: Open Dialogues, see: the mark and the live, see: self-publishing as performance medium

8. Oliver, Daniel

see: the future, see: catastrophe, see: possession, see: séance as index of disaster, see: sorry

9. Robinson, Sophie

see: dogs, see: songs, see: poetry

All photos by Christa Holka. Thanks to ]performance space[

IWY 12 : DAYTIME DRAMA

09.12.2013

with: Alex Eisenberg, Figs in Wigs, Helena Walsh, Gia Mitchell, Michael Ovaska, David Wilson, Kerry Underhill, Liz Rosenfeld & Mysti, Helena Walsh, Katy Baird, Alex Van Vliet, Owen Parry, Season Butler, Sophie Robinson, Johanna Linsley, Oriana Fox, Benjamin Sebastian & Jan Mertens, Dr. Sharon Husband (host)

DAYTIME

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NIGHTIME

All photos by Christa Holka. Live blogging by Alex Van Vliet. Thanks to Rivington Place.

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