20/06/19—06/07/19

Associated Events: The Queeratorial—Curated by Aoife Banks

Venue: Pallas Projects/Studios

Admission free - All welcome - Booking required for some of the events (links provided)

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The Queeratorial is a collborative project curated by Aoife Banks featuring artists Becks Butler, Andrej Getman, Ciarán O’Keeffe, Day Magee, Maïa Nunes, Lu Saborío, Jack Scollard, Hannah Tiernan. Alongside the work in the exhibition this project also presents following events:

Thursday 20th June 2019
Preview of the exhibition
Opening Live performances

Time: 6.30pm
I Could Have Danced All Night by Ciarán O’Keeffe
Using spoken word, song and his inability to dance Ciarán O’Keeffe explores memory, loss and the importance of possibilities for hope.

Time: 7pm
WAYS TO LOVE ME by Maïa Nunes 
35 minute performance piece by Maïa Nunes with Jason Akhionbare (bass), Corneille Tshibasu (keys), and Marshall Woods (percussion). This interdisciplinary performance piece explores the legacy of emotional colonialism in contemporary love relationships and intimate power dynamics. As an immersive piece, it combines visual material with original song, sound-design and live performance elements.

Saturday 22nd June 2019
Time: 5-6pm
Ticketed event via FB event ticketing - max attendees 20
Queer Sex Ed 101 with Lu Saborío

Queer Sex Ed 101 takes you over the basics of sex and how to do it safely, with fun and consent. We will be exploring identity, sexuality, safety, contraception and toys. Come with an open mind.

Time: 6.30-7.30pm
Ticketed event via FB event ticketing - max atrendees 15
Pride Banner making workshop with Aoife Banks and Lu Saborío

Thursday 27th June 2019
Ticketed event via FB event ticketing - max attendees 25
Time: 6-7.30pm
Reading Collective: Poetry and Lit.

Through collective reading, interpretation and activation of text in the gallery space this series of reading groups will provide a space of communal pedagogy and discourse surrounding theory in affect, queer, gender, postcolonial and feminist studies. Text will be provided on the evening through print outs and links for use on smartphones. Come for the tea and biscuits, stay for the hot takes on gender and sexuality theory top 100. 

Friday 28th June 2019
Ticketed event via FB event ticketing - max attendees 10
Time: 6-7pm
Queerscape: Activate! Performative Workshop in Queering Spatiality by Aoife Banks

This workshop aims to utilise the body to activate the queerscape and, in reciprocity, the artwork within the queerscape to activate the body. Through guided stages, participants will engage with and claim the gallery space through automatic body drawing, interaction with various art objects and manipulation of the space using performative gesture and movement.

Thursday 4th July 2019
Ticketed event via FB event ticketing - max attendees 25
Time: 6-7.30pm
Theory reading collective 

Through collective reading, interpretation and activation of text in the gallery space this series of reading groups will provide a space of communal pedagogy and discourse surrounding theory in affect, queer, gender, postcolonial and feminist studies. Text will be provided on the evening through print outs and links for use on smartphones. Come for the tea and biscuits, stay for the hot takes on gender and sexuality theory top 100. 

Friday 5th July 2019
Closing Live performances

Time: 6.30pm
Keening Garden by Day Magee
Day's work explores the developmental role of shame-based trauma in the relationships of the queer sick body. In Keening Garden, the artist performs a keening, grieving his own principle patriarchal figure, his father, in direct violation of the patriarchal suppression of male emotion, sonically charging a group of quartz crystals to be “planted” in a mixture of newer soils and those collected from his father’s grave. From death may yet spring some form of life.

Time: 7pm
WAYS TO LOVE ME by Maïa Nunes
35 minute performance piece by Maïa Nunes with Jason Akhionbare (bass), Corneille Tshibasu (keys), and Marshall Woods (percussion). This interdisciplinary performance piece explores the legacy of emotional colonialism in contemporary love relationships and intimate power dynamics. As an immersive piece, it combines visual material with original song, sound-design and live performance elements.