Xavier de Sousa and Andre Neely discuss their research into performative action and environmental activism.
Xavier de Sousa and Andre Neely are in residence at Toynbee Studios throughout 2 Degrees Festival, exploring how climate protest and performative action can lead to domino-effect replications. Throughout the festival, the artists will invite audiences and experts alike to contribute to their research on environmental and queer activism in public spaces. You are invited to join this discussion and hear more about the research that they have undertaken.
Guest speaker to be announced soon.
This evening sharing will be followed by an open studio day on 8 June.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Andre Neely is an artist working predominantly in live performance, writing and time-based mediums. Currently occupied with reflective research on personal, collective and spatial healing practices, they seek new ways of finding togetherness between each other and the world around us in times of crisis. Andre has worked internationally with the National Theatre of Lisbon, V&A Museum, Tate Modern, Tanzfabrik Berlin, Hebbel am Ufer Theatre, Cannes Film Festival, Fierce Festival and the Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art and performed with artists including João Pedro Rodrigues, Rosana Cade, Antonija Livingstone, Okwui Okpokwasilli, Amanda Piña, Bojana Cvejić and Liz Rosenfeld.
Xavier de Sousa is a performance maker, curator and producer whose practice explores personal and political heritage and the dichotomies between the live experience and agency in the performance space. His solo practice includes theatre show POST (currently touring), and durational performance character Almost Xav (Southbank Centre, Latitude Festival). He is currently developing REGNANT (2019) & TIME/COLONIA (2020), two group pieces focused on collective representations of nationhood and adaptation. Xavier has collaborated and/or performed with Tino Sehgal, Lauren Barri Holstein, Rosana Cade, Tim Etchells amongst others.
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