Poetry Performance The Baroness - Poetry Performance Night

Linda Stupart, Cathedral (2022) © Linda Stupart

Thu, 30.06.2022

18:30 - 20:30 BST

Mimosa House

Join the first performance and poetry night dedicated to The Baroness. The event will include artists Caspar Heinemann, Reba Maybury, Nat Raha and Linda Stupart.

Caspar Heinemann’s practice spans sculpture, poetry, essay, drawing, and theatre. Caspar’s work is concerned with the politics of land, occultism, folk revivalism, and sexual countercultures. Caspar is interested in the formal qualities of earnestness, brattiness, obliqueness, religiosity, generosity, and rattan furniture.

Reba is an artist, writer, and political dominatrix sometimes working under the name Mistress Rebecca. Her work explores the tension between her perceived strength as an object of transactional fantasy and how, through the reality of sex work, she turns this power into something tangible. Much of her art practice is physically created by her submissions through her direction as a way to further the complicated imbalances of labour under sex work and attempt to empower her further than the men’s desires, leaving her with more than just a payment from them.

Dr Nat Raha is a poet, and queer / trans* activist-scholar, based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Her research addresses sexuality and gender, critical theory and Marxism, contemporary poetry and poetics, through creative and critical methods.

Linda Stupart is an artist, writer, and educator from Cape Town, South Africa. They completed their PhD at Goldsmiths in 2016, with a project engaged in new considerations of objectification and abjection. They are interested in the possibilities for writing and making discrete grounded encounters with different kinds of bodies (of knowledge, objects, affect as well as corporeal bodies) as a way to think through less alienated ways of living and thinking together.

Curated by Daria Khan, with support from Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa and Owens Art Gallery, Sackville.

With support from Arts Council England, Austrian Cultural Forum London, Fluxus Art Projects, Goethe-Institut London, Hallett Independent and High Commission of Canada in the UK.

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