Modern Panic V
(in alphabetical order)
Bedwell has been a professional wrestler for 18 years and in the last few years reduced his schedule in wrestling to explore other avenues of performance. In keeping with his history he has applied his knowledge of wrestling and physical training to explore ideas beyond the purely entertaining. Bedwell uses this new arena to deal with subjects which wouldn't tend to be seen within wrestling. Aspects of love, loss and frailty have been explored previous. As well as performing boylesque at the Double R Club, Twin Peaks Festival and Boylexe in Soho he has also engaged in Live Art at Tempting Failure 2013 & 2014, Marissa Carnesky's Tarot Drome and performed with his partner Hellen Burrough in last years Modern Panic.
MisSa Blue [Germany]
MisSa Blue is a German multi-disciplinary Performance Artist and experimental dancer based in London. With a wide range of unique crossover styles ( ex. experimental dancing) and cutting edge themed acts ( Incl. body modification elements ) she is covering Live Art and avant-garde Fetish Cabaret. MisSa's performances are well researched and presented with an intensity and openness rarely seen. She always makes a point of connecting with the audience, sharing her story and the live moment on a very personal level with breathtaking presence and commitment. Besides her regularly appearances at Club Torture Garden & The Box London she performs at Supperclub Amsterdam, the German Fetsish Ball in Berlin, Cabaret Bizarre Basel and the Israel Fetish Festival just to name a few. 2013 she was nominated for The Erotic Award and won a prize at the World Burlesque Games London.
William Frampton is a composer currently living and working in London. In 2013 he graduated from Goldsmiths College, University of London with first class honours and is currently working towards an Mmus in composition. During his time and Goldsmiths William has studied Composition with Roger Redgate and Alistair Zaldua, as well as Anaylsis with Craig Ayrey.
William has had works for a variety of instrumental combinations, including String Quartet, Choir, Prepared Piano and Dahn Trahn, and Organ performed by a number of established performers including: The Allegri String Quartet, Kate Ryder, Nafis Umberkulova, Steven East and The London Consort of Winds, whose 2012 composition competition he was a finalist. In 2014 he worked with organist Roger B. Williams on composer a new large work for the organ of Union Chapel, London. He is currently working with artist Nastassja Simensky, on a work to be performed at the site of HMS London shipwreck. The composition for String Quartet and Soprano will be played from aboard a boat above the shipwreck and braodcast through the water to divers below. His work is interested in proportion and ratio and often makes use of strictly controlled aleatoric elements.
Bettina Fung (Chinese name: Fung Wan Shan)'s work spans across fine art, illustration and filmmaking, with drawing at the centre of her practice. She originally trained in computer animation at Bournemouth University (NCCA), where her animated short Sushi was screened at exhibitions and festivals in the UK and Australia. She has since worked as a video editor and now fully dedicates herself with her artistic practice.
Fung’s work often consists of erratic webs of fine lines over coloured backgrounds. The lines depict movements and energy, merging together to suggest forms, where different viewers are able to perceive different images. Fung is interested in depicting states that are “in transit”, moving from one situation to another but always at the point before something is fully manifested or the destination reached. Movement is an important aspect in her work. She is inspired by Taoist teachings of the Tao, the life source that encompasses all things that is also dynamic and in continual flux, and liminality, an uncertain state when nothing is fully formed and anything could happen. Finding herself more drawn to the unknown and learning to be familiar with instinct, she expanded her process by incorporating automatic drawing with the aim to lose the self in the act of art making. From then on, her work became more abstract, ritualistic and performative. The no mind state (Mushin) was a key motivation.
Fung has exhibited throughout London, South East England and abroad. Her work has touched on themes of ritual, impermanence, attachment and transformation. Past collaborations include Strange Factories – an immersive feature film produced by FoolishPeople, How to Kill Bears – a comic anthology published by Disconnected Press and the Cock No.7 art collective fanzine (2010 - 2011), where one of the issues was selected and included in Tate Britain’s Rude Britannia exhibition in summer 2010. The collective also organised art events, one of which was held at the Barbican in 2010.
Amy Kingsmill often works with the intuitive, the ritualistic and the fetish. Separating into two
streams of practice- pain based performance and strongly visual works presenting costume as an installation on the body, using minimalistic
endurance performance and willed objectification to create surreal jarring interventions. By maintaining these two practices she is able to
cross fertilise queer imagery with fine art aesthetics to create arresting works which solicit the body as a platform. Since graduating from C
entral Saint Martin's in 2013 she has performed at Modern Panic, Franko B's Untouchables, at Peep Anatomy at Edinburgh Fringe, at the infamous Torture Garden Club and presented her paper, Pervarts along side Annie Sprinkle at the Performing Porn (2013) symposium at Performance Space.
Venus Raven is a multidisciplinary artist, working in theatre, photography, and film. Performance art credits include Panic Sermons / Modern Panic III (Apiary Studios), Untouchable Casa Nostra (Flying Dutchman), Project Alpha Omega Alpha Parts I & II (The Unicorn & the Islington), and Fangtasia (Resistance Gallery).
Twice Shy Theatre
In the neon-lit twilight of the Twice Shy Peep Show strings are being pulled, but whose and by whom? A claustrophobic courtesan renders her voyeurs little more than marionettes and leaves them hanging on the edge of desire. In this sleazy den of frictional iniquity, once you have been bitten you will crave a little more.
The Twice Shy Peep Show is a short-form feast of immersive, interactive theatre starring a life-size Bunraku puppet, three puppeteers, a suitably seedy MC and a dark, disquieting soundtrack, all squeezed into a space little bigger than a garden shed. The piece, conceived by Zoie Kennedy with original music by Desmond O'Connor, is designed to thrill, disturb and challenge perceptions of what we desire and who holds the strings of power in erotic exchanges.
My life in three hundred words – enough to describe my (to some) provocative, controversial, playful, strident, Subversive (still? After all these years?), political, empowering, emotional, colourful (pink’s a problem on its own), feminine, feminist fandango, Which some see as flippant foolishness, kitsch as a cute cupcake with glitter, others recognise as direct, poetic, positive, uniting and Encouraging?
I am best known for my performances: i walk and i talk and i tend to dress up. I create a strategic text for a specific occasion and, involving materials often toys often domestic items in an altogether pc approach, address equality! Environment! Opportunity! Individuality!
Scale! Scope! Ability! Reciprocation! Recognition! Hierarchy! And the need for accomodation, honesty, respect, and tasty food.
Working selectively backwards 2014 ‘move over darling – and do the washing up’ perf, rachael house’s feminist disco, london ‘a rose is a…’ perf, cabaret futura ‘This Here’ perf, buzzcut festival, glasgow international women’s day perf, ace hotel, shoreditch reading & book launch, betsy de lotbiniere’s,
London 2013 art party perf with b&r smith, scarborough spa ‘give to live’ perf, city philanthropists exhibition, the charterhouse with the museum of london wall works ebook publication, kt press ‘i th!Nk not’ perf, totem programme, freud museum ‘making art’ exhibition, Co-curated, sandra higgins gallery ‘this here’ perf, lupa 2012 ’(just) be(ing)’ perf&textwork, gallery west, london 2011 ‘tete-a-t8’ perf, Collaboration programme, tate britain ‘not undirty’ perf, the wellcome collection, dirt programme 2010 ‘how now affects how’ perf, henry moore Institute, sculpture v performance symposium ‘foot food ago’ perf, nrla 2009 ’(down to my last) ten tiaras’ perf & photographic work, Sotheby’s auction, art for africa ‘the pom pom years’ perf, v&a museum of childhood, children’s fashion through the ages programme 2008 wall walk’ perf, to close, move, open the photographers gallery and so on for a long time.