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Encounters | Double Bill: Marikiscrycrycry & Joseph Mercier

Event type: Performance
© Uemura Tadayuki Part of: Encounters Festivals

Sat 29 Jun, 6:30pm

Venue: Yorkshire Dance

This is a Pay As You Feel Event.
Payments can be made on the day.

Age guidance: 16+
Contains swearing and sexual content

Presented by: Yorkshire Dance


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Event Details

Marikiscrycrycry: He’s Dead – due to unforeseen circumstances Marikiscrycrycry can no longer perform this evening. The performance of Joseph’s work will now start at 6:30pm and will run for 45 minutes to an hour. This will be followed by a post show discussion.

Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to seeing you this evening.

Joseph Mercier – Desperate Gestures

This place is post Whitney

And post Michael.

This place is Paris Hilton’s sex tape.

And Britney’s breakdown

This place is a dream of a dream of the American Dream

And where dreams go to die.

And where dreams go to make their mommies proud.

This project is working with the idea that any attempt to be present can’t be separated from a culture of convenience, a fetish for the new, and a commodification of the ‘now’ that permeates every cell of contemporary life and so any attempt to present might be something of a desperate gesture. We feel backwards through queer histories, and reach forward to horizons of possibility. Drawing on queer subcultures, counter cultures and pop cultures, we make a spectacle of ourselves.

We may look trivial and cheap, camp and pathetic, but these are the materials of queer world building and we demand they be taken seriously. Or maybe not. Perhaps too much is lost if we get taken too seriously.

This is a work in progress showing of the work.

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