VIVID PROJECTS + IKON PERFORMANCE ART LABORATORY
10 August 2023, 4-8pm
In a rendition of stifled ghost-spells, melissandre plays with the (im)possibility to conjure and exorcise intergenerational trauma with small gestures. Approaching the moment as an ana-choreography composed with crumbling building blocks. The performance might emerge as an over-scripted improvisation of Blackness.“I am feeling very moved to have been invited into what feels like a historic moment for Birmingham and myself included. I am assembling a durational performance invoking braiding as a transmutation tool, small gestures forming everyday rituals, and trans-formation with and of (gallery) space.” melissandre varin
Through performance arts, moving image assemblages and site-specific installations, among other things, melissandre varin investigates love, intimacy and tenderness. Making from an Afro and Caribbean diasporic context, melissandre varin adds layers of complexity using a situated Black feminism.
Vivid Projects + Ikon is a programme of free performances curated by Vivid Projects and presented as part of Passionate Pilgrim, Melati Suryodarmo’s first UK solo exhibition.
a rendition of stifled ghost-spells is a live durational performance and takes place from 4-8pm, Events Room, First Floor at Ikon. More information here