F U T U R E R I T U A L
all photos by Julia Sterre Schmitz
In September 2019, F U T U R E R I T U A L presented three days of free performance, screenings and discussion in London.
The third event was a day of four performances, hosted by Kunstraum. The participating artists were:
Leman Daricioğlu (TR), who presented a durational work - surrounded by water.
Daricioğlu produces mostly in the field of performance art but also (rarely) in other disciplines like installation, video, photography etc. She sees the process of making art as a performative research on the self. She uses the work as a tool to transform her limits and her subjectivity and also to create new corporal concepts to think, to imagine, to dream, to act, to be and to become. Her works are always based on this two layers: The transformative power of the body work and the intellectual/political/ethical concept (which speak with one voice to her) of the project. She views the body as a resource to be unravelled; as a laboratory of emotions, fears and limits; and as an intensity space of encounters. She believes in the power of the present and the touch. If and when she needs to define herself as an artist, she chooses to use the ‘queer artist’ title. Her take of ‘queer’ does not only refer to an area beyond heterosexuality and binary sex, but also to a space beyond normativity itself.
Radage ▽ Hardaker (UK), who presented an action work.
"Our work focuses on the body in a state of flux. We are concerned with gender and sexuality, care and violence. We are concerned with how the body interacts with other bodies and other materials and dismantling the hierarchy built into body politics and materialism, how it contaminates, is contaminated, dilutes, is diluted, concentrates, is concentrated. We make work with our bodies as the starting point."
Augusto Cascales (BR), who presented the flight of the firefly or luciferin in my belly.
Cascales is a Brazilian artist based in London, working across different mediums at the intersection of spontaneity and criticality. Using queer feminist and post-colonial positions, their (soma)tic ritualistic practice explores deviant forms of knowledge production and distribution.
Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley (UK), who presented DIGGING FOR BLACK TRANS LIFE.
"I CREATE WORK THAT SEEKS TO ARCHIVE BLACK TRANS EXPERIENCE. I USE TECHNOLOGY TO IMAGINE OUR LIVES IN ENVIRONMENTS THAT CENTRE OUR BODIES...
THOSE LIVING, THOSE THAT HAVE PASSED AND THOSE THAT HAVE BEEN FORGOTTEN"
This page will be updated shortly with a written response to the work by Phoebe Patey-Ferguson and with photographic documentation by Julia Sterre.
Joseph Morgan Schofield Lead Artist
Mele Couvreur Project Coordinator
Ben Normanton Design
The programme was supported by the Live Art Development Agency, Kunstraum and Arts Council England.