Three performance based artists from Holland, Lithuania and the United Kingdom have cultivated their own unique rituals and idiosyncratic belief systems. Within the current climate of tribalism, separation and borders, their aesthetic role play taps into universal contradictions of restriction and choice, collective and individual patterns of behaviour.
Arma Agharta is a sound performance artist and promoter from Lithuania devoted to improvised and experimental music. Presenting a hypnotic, psychedelic sound happening, Arma’s set consists of various electronics from the Soviet Union era and includes costume, props and strategies influenced from Dadaist humour.
Alex Billingham is a freelance curator and performance artist born in the Black Country. Queer heritage, out-dated sci-fi and riot girl influence his practice with vulnerability being the primary obsession. Alex is presenting VULTAN IS ALIVE! a durational performance exploring faith and Queer culture. Worship at the altar of VULTAN! Interact with VULTAN, Prince of the Hawkmen. Build his nest or leave votive offerings.
Eothen Stearn is a UK based in Rotterdam. She is presenting a variation of her work, When and Where are we all body? a secular sermon about what it means to be alone and what it means to be with others. Led through voice, it explores notions of singularities and the collective. It traverses from a hamman, to a swimming pool, to a laundrette and a club and looks into groups that create collective consciousness, through say football, or praying together. With sometimes sinister undertones, the work taps into notions of neo-liberalism spreading loneliness.