Modern Panic VI
(in alphabetical order)
Philip Bedwell is a London based performance artist. His work involves demonstrations of physical limitation to dissect the image of masculinity and strength. He draws on his 19 year career as a professional wrestler and personal trainer. Bedwell has also worked in cabaret and boylesque shows and seeks to find the constant in all performance. In his latest work "Monument" Philip combines meditation, athleticism and endurance to reflect on the body and the need to be remembered.
Performing : "Monument"
"Holding a pose for a duration I become a sculpture. But in this stillness pain will have to be endured but not displayed. The passing of time again builds on my fears of fragility and allows people to think about their own passing through time and mortality."
Quirky, inappropriate and outrageous; Emily Bee finds magic in the most unusual places. Up her skirt, in the toilet… She is an all singing, dancing, hula-hooping fairy-tale gone wrong. Uniquely blending theatre, multimedia art, sound, burlesque, performance art, comedy and drag, Bee’s solo shows and cabaret acts take you to a bizarre world where all six senses can be tingled and tinged with nuisances of truth and distortion.
Emily Bee has an MA in Performance and Visual Practice from The University of Brighton and a BA in Music from The School of Oriental and African Studies. She also studied Acting at Drama Centre London.
Emily Bee has performed at the following shows/ venues: Glastonbury Cabaret Stage and Mavericks, Duckie, Sleaze, Carnesky’s Tarot Drome; Professor Vanessa’s Wondershow, Scottee’s variety show Camp, Il Pixel Rosso’s The Great Spavaldos, Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, Roundhouse, Old Vic Tunnels, The Marlborough Theatre, The Basement, Latitude Festival, CircusFest, HoopFest, HouseFest, Bestival and London 2012 Olympics.
Set in a cocktail bar, a girl wearing a strange dress awaits her internet date. Text message conversations between her and her date are shown on screen for the audience to read. Through a series of awkward sexts and snapchats, the girl discovers there is a rainforest in her dress. Leaving the cocktail bar behind, she embarks on an adventure up her skirt, encountering pow wow circles, narcotics and Amazonian delights, as the dress transforms into a smoking Teepee.
Snake Fervor is an international performance artist specialising in circus and sideshow. She holds multiple Guinness World Records, won Alice Cooper's Halloween Freaks and Fire Starters competition in 2011, won the Miss Sparkwood crown at the multiple award winning cabaret night The Double R Club in 2013, nominated for Best Newcomer in the London Cabaret Awards 2014 and Best Striptease in the Sexual Freedom Awards 2014. She is best known for her world class fire manipulation skills, and as one of the worlds few female sword swallower's. Her acts range from high end glamour to dark, artistic, experimental performances.
Performing : "Demon Deer"
Inspired by the work of Ralph Steadman, Snake transforms herself into a living Steadman illustration in a custom made demon deer head.
The art of Louis Fleischauer is an invocation of primal energy as an answer to a sterilized, consumer friendly reality shaped by a mass media to bread one homogenized people. Living within an artificial reality we 'civilized' people have become disconnected from our true nature. Louis' art seeks to reopen a channel to the Pristine Self within the mind of the beholder.
Mr. Fleischauer is a sculptor, and body-artist using organic materials such as animal hides, bones, flowers, blood and his own skin. In his public rituals he turns humans into living sculptures and instruments, including his own body. Through a mix of agony and euphoria Louis falls into a state of trance. His sculptures are a reflection of this experience.
Louis Fleischauer was born and raised in Leipzig in 1972 . In Eastern Germany being different was not acceptable, thus Louis had frequently to deal with harassment by the authorities, including the “Stasi” (east german secret police) for his forms of self-expression. After the Fall of the Wall he moved to Berlin into a squat and started working with leather and experimenting with sounds, Body Art and mutated forms of Actionism. Witnessing some intense riots in Berlin in 1991 planted a seed for the energy Louis creates now with his performance project. In 1993 he moved to the US. 1996 started his Project AMF, performing at events such as Burning Man, various galleries, art festivals, clubs, warehouses and guerrilla performances on various beaches and Blvds.
Featured as evil pagan at 700 Club (America's biggest Christian TV Network)
1998 was the first time Louis used his body as sound-source with the help of hooks. 1996 – 2006 releasing various recordings on Old Europe Cafe, Stateart and AMF, 2007 - 2015 Performing in Japan, Berlin, France, USA.
Performing : "Pure Kaos"
This Body Art Ritual will include elements of the Modern Primitive (hooks), dance, sound/Human Instruments (hooks in skin and heartbeat as sound source) and audience participation. The Idea behind the ritual is create a raw primal energy and embrace the element of Pure Kaos.
Kaos separates the living creature from the machine, humanity's destructive obsession with order and control violates the earth, until balance is restored, Pure Kaos is the antidote!
Izaskun Gonzalez & Tobais Wrong
[Spain / UK]
Izaskun Gonzalez and Tobias Wrong come from differing cultural and creative backgrounds but have entered into a strong collaboration based on shared ideology and exploration of sculptural media.
Their work explores themes of theology, belief, fantasy, fairytale and the emotions/viscera of the human condition. Through set pieces, installations and sculpture they seek to work these themes into a developing narrative. Often re-imagining very traditional imagery and iconography for their own vision. Their current focus is religious iconography, art works and the nature of guilt.
Their work incorporates a very broad range of techniques and media; taxidermy, sculpture, metalwork, painting, photography, found objects, recovered art/antique objects. They are developing their characters into live performances. As the natural evolution of the work leads to the narrative coming to life.
Performing : "La Pieta"
We are going to present a piece reproducing La Pieta. It will be a permanent installation. Our performance will be in front of the piece recreating the scene.
Glorious Leader of Gash Land, World Famous Artiste and Fist Queen Kayleigh O’Keefe uses performance and video to create imaginative new spaces for the exploration and assertion of identity and humanity.
"I make work about choosing an identity and finding the strength to own it.
I use humour and the absurd to connect with diverse audiences.
I revel in humanity.
I use my fat body to provoke, express and challenge.
I am interested in the cumulative effect of my open nudity and raw physicality.
I deliberately blur the line between my art and my life.
I perform, produce and direct live art at festivals and exhibitions. My films have been screened internationally at arts, queer, niche and mainstream film festivals as well as in exhibitions."
"My work has been recognized for the way it challenges common attitudes and creates new spaces for engagement. I make work about bodies and embodiment, sexuality and sexual liberation, alienation and freedom, depression and joy, female bodies and bodily functions, connection and society."
Performing : "The Psychedelic Menstrual Hut"
Glorious Leader of Gash Land Kayleigh O’Keefe will give one lucky minion his Psychedelic Menstrual Hut Experience, a mandatory monthly ritual that all non-menstruating citizens must undergo to earn the right to stand alongside their fellow cuntrywomen. Gash Land is a utopian fanny wonderland and collaborative safe space existing in the collective imagination of its inhabitants.
Mor Jessica Mizrachi [Israel]
Mor Jessica Mizrachi is an independent contemporary dance artist from Israel.
At age of 18 she graduated the “Nadine Bommer Dance Academy" in Israel and got accepted to Nadine Animato ensemble and three years later started working professionally at the Nadine animato company. Her dance education mainly based on the 'Kinetica' movement language developed by Choreographer Nadine Bommer in Israel.
In summer 2015 Mor decided to take the independent road and began creating and exploring her interpretation of theatrical and contemporary movement as an art form while integrating the world of video and cinematography.
Being a dancer in a company Mor performed in international art and dance festivals such as: Panuptikum festival- Nurnberg, Germany, FunFatal Festival- Prague, Czech Republic. Pittsburg Children's Festival - Pennsylvania, US, Playground Festibal- Berlin, Germany. ASSITEJ International Festival -South Korea, Summer Festival -Osan, South Korea and Grand Theater of Shanghai dance Summer Festival -Shanghai, China.
Performing : "Voice of Pink"
A video screening and live dance solo. The performance as the video describes is a conflict between two voices inside the modern human mind. The mainstream world temps to an emotional and material comfort, hedonistic and glitter lifestyle against the instinctive and intuitive way of life, non- filtered actions and decisions makes you deal with dirty consequences. There is an aspiration to harmonized these two aspects.
Roderick D Morgan & Trendscendence
Trendscendence are interactive and intermedial performance-makers. We collaborate online and offline, and our resulting work is made for site-specific and virtual spaces. We are interested in interpersonal connection, the future of the digital era, and changing notions of reality. We’re curious about post-human practices, and welcome audiences who are excited by the experiential.
People Trendscendence is comprised of Danielle Maas (Netherlands/Australia) and Roderick D. Morgan (UK/New Zealand), who formed the company in May 2015 whilst studying at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Danielle is an award-winning deviser and director whose has presented work in theatres, a warehouse, an art gallery, a ballroom, a bar, a library, a basement, a pier, a reservoir garden, a disused prison, and a bedroom blanket fort. Most recently, she directed a devised work (Here We Come Together, Here We Fall Apart) for the Sprint Festival at Camden People’s Theatre. She is also a recipient of a professional development residency at the Live Art Development Agency, a dramaturgy internship at Playwriting Australia, and the Ian Potter Cultural Trust Award. Roderick is a writer and producer who has been a key creator in thirteen independent productions, ranging from a large promenade performances spread over a two-storey warehouse with a cast of twenty-five, to a two-hander performed in an east London bedroom. In 2012, he formed Velvet Loop, a co-operative theatre company who strive to branch out from traditional performance and established dramatic conventions. The group’s last commission was from Arcola Research as part of the ‘Share My City’ project, sponsored by the European Commission (Prevention of and Fight against Crime Programme).
Performing : "Prototype (Phase 1)"
A digital performance consisting of a ?fteen-minute, one-on-one experience that uses video goggles, autoteatro and physical interaction to explore the mediatization of identity. Over the course of the performance, the audience member is visually, aurally and kinaesthetically led through sites of interaction by the scattered iterations of a female computer sprite. These range from the fantastical/pre-recorded to the hyperreal/live, designed to crystallise and/or muddy the journey of the audience. Through attempts to construct her own identity, the sprite challenges the audience’s perceptions of self, meaning and interpersonal connection in a digitised culture.
Takatsuna Mukai and Eliza Soroga
[Japan / Greece]
Takatsuna Mukai has been active in his genre-defying works moving across the worlds of music, art, theatre and film, as a musician, composer, producer, director, writer, and actor. Past/Present collaborators include; British Sculptor Malcolm Poynter, poets Phil Dirtbox and Timothy Turnbull, London punk fashion label Charles of London, Croatian mime company Studio Lila, Slovenian theatre director Dragan Živadinov (NSK), Ballet Dancers Ksenija Kovač (Slovenian National Ballet/Opera), jazz flute player Rowland Sutherland,
contemporary composers Alessandro Olla and Jennifer McConachie, improvisors/composers Adriano Orrù and Silvia Corda(Italy), Ben Davis (UK), Richard Pryce(UK), Genevieve Wilkins(Australia), Russian exile artist Oleg Yanushevskiy, and satirists Chris Morris and Uzi Weill (UK and Israel respectively).
Eliza Soroga is a performance artist from Athens, Greece. She holds an MA in Performance Making (Goldsmiths University of London) and in Cultural Theory (National University of Athens). She has trained in Jacques Lecoq’s physical theatre technique, butoh dance and Greek traditional polyphonic singing. Her work is considered mainly as site-specific and explores the dynamic method of shaping everyday life into a performance. Her work has been shown in galleries, museums and theatres including the V&A Museum, Battersea Arts
Centre, Camden People’s Theatre and diverse non-theatre sites in London, Athens and Paris. Eliza is part of Young Vic Theatre Directors Program.
Performing : "Nagare" (meaning Flow in Japanese)
A new dark, atmospheric ambient performance piece which combines ancient Greek and Japanese elements in a contemporary setting. Although the piece will draw from the artists’ experiences in Butoh and other traditional Japanese forms (mostly Noh theatre and Kabuki dance), it will not be presented in a style conventionally called ‘Butoh’. Live music will be provided by Mukai’s electric violin and various objects/instruments on stage, as well as vocals, incorporating the style and technique from Northern Greece (Epirus). The performers will sing folkloric traditional parts of polyphonic laments and ancient Greek texts that talk about ‘Eleusinian’, ‘Orfika’ and ‘Kaviria’ mysteries. It will be a hybrid attempt to connect ‘Butoh’-like movement together with polyphonic singing which is something that has never been done before and it’s worth experimenting with.
Ancient elements in the voices and texts will be interpolated onto modern
landscape, giving them new meanings, interpretations and insights.
Jose Macabra and Miguel Domingo-Redondo have collaborated in many projects since 2010 producing audiovisual artwork of sophisticated brutality that engages the audience with the captivating beauty of inner passions and mental processes. RE:Act! is the newborn creature of that collaboration that feeds on the need for expression of both, individuals and society, providing artistic support for these that seek to have a voice.
Miguel Domingo-Redondo was born in Valencia, Spain and graduated in Animation by the University of Westminster. Alongside his university studies he started producing visuals for music labels and events promoters, becoming regular VJ of several groups, both on the mainstream and underground London scene. These experiences lead to more elaborated work producing stage visuals for music performers and animations for unions. Before leaving Westminster he had his work performed at the BFI and done several nation wide campaigns for Unite the Union.
Jose Macabra was born in Toledo, Spain. With a background in
Psychology, he studied Digital Media and Sound Arts and Design at
LCC, in London. Since graduating he has worked in various fields of
the arts, quickly becoming an established musician, curator and
events promoter. His personal and distinctive use of sound and image
has taken him to perform in various locations around Europe, most
notably in UK, Spain, Germany, Belgium and Greece. In 2009 he devised an
experimental theatre performance/ live soundtrack for "The Shining",
at the BFI in London for the Stanley Kubrick season. In 2010 he
created the "Dreams and Realities" show, which he presented with a
performance art troupe at The Horse Hospital, for the London
Underground Film Festival. More recently he performed at the
Barbican as part of Cock Number 7.
Performing : "Continuum"
The project explores the concept of life as multilayered triangular relationships, in which each cuspide\vertex of the triangle feeds on each other creating
an everlasting cycle. Continuum is composed by three parts that affect each other, they feed and evolve in a cycle yet are individual/independent.
Like thwarted alchemical elements, every character paves the way to the next one on an insane loop that leads nowhere. Without the stability of the 4th element to define a solid square, this triangle of behaviours revolves too fast without providing a stable position to move forward.
Marnie Scarlet is a multi media artist and performance artist. She blends aspects of her art, costume, drag , fetish and cabaret into her unique performances. Working extensive in latex and recycled materials to create a variety of creatures and characters for the stage. She has also created a number of art works out of recycled and used items such as face wipes to create a gown (FaceDress) and Used needles to create Killer Heels.
Marnie has performed in places all over the globe such as Tokyo, New York, Berlin, Rome & Paris. She is also a resident performer for Torture Garden, SupperClub & Wasteland. Her artworks have been featured at Vyner street Art Gallery and Resistance Gallery where last year she had her first solo exhibition and is a member of Art Society Soho.
A performance base on Elizabeth 1st First western feminist Queen not lead by men or even her heart.
Sebastiano Sing, born in West Germany, lives and works in Vienna, Austria.
Since autumn 2013 he’s been studying fine arts at the Academy of Fine Arts
Vienna. His performance facing : the others are present was invited to S.U.N.D.
festival, held in Lisbon in May 2014. His performance facing : drop the space was invited to isarsprudel festival, held in Munich in August 2014. In 2015 he
performed for Dora Garcia at the Venice Biennale 2015 in Venice, Italy. Before, he had worked as Artistic Director in Theatres in Munich, Vienna and Belgrade.
"I work with my body using performance art, video, photography and objects for
installations that are connected to my body within the field of my focus of interest. My focus is put on gender questions and to be more precise on the question of virility, male behaviour and the performativity of male gender issues. thereby I try to deal with heteronormativ gender linked clichees and behaviour. I try to put certain points on an abstract level using my point of view which is the gay gaze, a voyeuristic practise that leads to develop works that are dealing with sexuality and power, the performative aspect of sex as is it influenced by the porn business for example. I try to but also a focus on body issues, desires and fears among male gender groups like homophobia and others. My artistic practise is much more chracterised by a sensitive way of showing issues on an abstract level than intervene with loud aggressive tones."
The performance deals with the objectification of persons in terms of sexual desires and fetishes. In times of online dating it's easy to find your playmate. the work instead shows a failing of such an fetish approach.
Syban & Alice
[UK / Japan]
As a performer Syban has travelled the world from Texas to Israel, Paris to Greece and all the major UK music festivals. Opening for rock legend Alice Cooper at the Roundhouse on Halloween and appearing on stages all across London for wonderful and diverse companies such as Guerrilla Zoo, Brit Awards, Kerrang Awards, Bloodlust Ball, Boom Boom Club and Torture Garden.
Originally specialising in medical performances and focusing on using that medium to tell a story as well as creating elaborate costumes, syban presents unique and powerful performances. for this event she will be teaming up with her performance partner, Alice, who is travelling all the way from Japan to create a dark compelling sinister love story.
Performing : "ODI ET AMO"
A dark and twisted performance centered around extreme body performance blended with avant garde costume, exploring the different sides of discomfort, pain, fear and despair-and the beauty that comes from it.
South African born artist currently studying for his masters in Fine Art at the University of East London. Zeederberg's practice includes performance, instillation and sculpture. He has performed often over the past three years in London and abroad, including Untouchable and Cluster performance events. He is interested in exploring notions surrounding sexuality and gender with special emphasis on the political implications of submission and dominance.
Wearing high heels and a white satin gown, Des sits dressing table and begin to apply white make up and a wig...Slowly the hidden is revealed.