Dates and Times
Tue 5 - Thu 7 May 2020 at 9pm
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Presented by Joseph Morgan Schofield
A body falls, a glitter ball shatters and a hundred futures are reflected back in the ruins. From the shards of mythic history comes this experimental new performance ritual by “mesmeric, poetic” performance artist Joseph Morgan Schofield.
Disassembling the story of Icarus, the youth who flew too close to the sun, with bare feet touching the sky I yearn offers a potent lens through which to think through climate grief, memory and the different desires and designs we may hold on futurity.
Set to a synthetic drone score, and utilising a rich poetic text, explicit action and provocative image-making, with bare feet touching the sky I yearn explicates a queer relationship to history, time and to who or what gets left behind.
At the heart of this sometimes tender, sometimes brutal work is something about flying, falling and breaking, an opportunity to revel in the tension between pragmatic endeavour and fantastical hope.
Supported by the Institute of Contemporary Arts, Venice International Performance Art Week and South House.
CONTENT TO CONSIDER
This performance contains sexual references and nudity.
The company don’t believe there is any health warnings in this performance.
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About the company
Through ritualistic performance Joseph Morgan Schofield interrogates queer desire, memory and endurance in the age of the Anthropocene. Having cut their teeth on London’s underground performance art scene, they work with provocative physical action and rich poetic text to imagine alternate queer vectors for the future.