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folkestone 3.11.18

F U T U R E R I T U A L toured the UK to leeds, bristol, london and folkestone during autumn 2018. the tour was supported by arts council england

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statements and biographies from the event can be downloaded in the programme note above. all photos by manuel vason.

participating artists: alex billingham, joseph morgan schofield, natalie wearden, selina bonelli

as part of the F U T U R E R I T U A L tour, we commissioned four artists to write responses to the work. the following response is by the artist bean.

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alex

 

Flesh uncurling

Dirty feet in rainbow lights

Soft, soft

 

Scratching emergency blankets

And memories

 

The sound of quiet violence

Pushing glitter in wounds

 

A temporary sustained collapse

Pouring into flesh twitches

Holding silence with shaving foam and layers of glitter itches

 

Onto elbows and knees

Caressing necks and thighs

Pushing on layers to take flight again

In strong arm UV light power poses

 

We shuffle in our skin watching you shredding

 

How do you scratch a layer on?

The body erratic and offering

Silently you drip in blue light

 

I forget your pool exists and think about forgotten wombs

About birthings that have been long before

And birthings you perform yourself now

 

I pour red wine for comfort

Into your long red latexted whimpers

Pulling at your heart

Reaching for the sky with tiny cries

Strong arm fading

 

Bandages of pink breasts

Cut our breathing with every sticky stretch

While chests of milky breasts wheeze

 

My nostrils fill with your shaking

The lights fade into melancholic rainbows as you peel your mouth off

Spitting on gold

Removing genitals

 

What does it mean to endure?

 

My questions get stuck in the air

Waiting on the sounds forming to be pushed out your mouth

 

A lifetime of growing and removing layers of becoming that same flesh again and again

 

Scratchy maps emerge

Fireworks bang outside as I watch the glitter ripple around your belly button

 

The joy of the unspectacular

 

Tiny latex mountains form beneath you

Pushed by palms from your womb

Tenderly removing your foreskin

Natalie

 

Felt fingers folding

Stealing words

 

Fingers unfurl

Woolen moustaches of sailors

The calm before the storm

 

Twin bodies

Eggless and eggy

 

Membranes

Fibres of souls

Stuck in history

 

Archaic analogue antique

Unlearning

 

A memory I can’t recall

A sadness I don’t know I know

Amplified by plastic

 

And the beauty of trying.

 

Selina

 

Stare me down

To nothing

I know

And everything

 

Pockets,

Always pockets

And heartbeats

Racing

 

To unframe yourself

Always,

Always tiny invisible tensions

Always

 

Uncontained

Always,

Always my eyes can not be wide enough to contain it

 

Always silence & violence remains

 

Our guts curdle your milk

Joseph

Sacred skeletal wings

Trying to take off through heavy dust

Fighting

 

Spitting golden threads on mirrored wounds

Remaking

Bloody ‘I’s

In latex gloves

 

Eratic and urgent openings

 

Kneeling

Griefing

Sighs

 

Needles of labour and legacy

Dirtied knees for our collective prayers

Ware new paths, new patterns

To fly

 

A disobedience

A commitment to dirt

 

Eyes burn,

Pointing the future into existence

© 2019 By Joseph Morgan Schofield.