QUEER TRACES / Harold Offeh : Covers

 22 May
 mac Birmingham
 mac birmingham, Cannon Hill Park - B12 9QH - Birmingham - United Kingdom
 Vivid Projects
Covers performance followed by Harold Offeh in conversation with Aaron Wright (Live Art Development Agency) + live performance commission from Kate Spence, 7pm Curated by Vivid Projects and presented in collaboration with mac Birmingham. Harold Offeh born in Accra, Ghana is an artist who works in a range of media including performance, video, photography and interactive and digital media, employing humour as a means to confront the viewer with an assessment of contemporary popular culture. For Queer Traces, Offeh will perform new and adapted durational work from his acclaimed 'Covers' project, an ongoing series of performances in which he attempts to transform a series of music album covers from the 70s & 80s into durational performances. The performance includes 'Graceful ', which examines the image and iconography of the model, singer and actress, Grace Jones. In the work, Offeh attempts to recreate Jones' impossible Arabesque pose from the Island Life album cover. *Please note the performance contains full frontal male nudity. Offeh's performance will be preceded by a durational pole performance from Birmingham based artist Kate Spence, a live artist integrating feminine sexuality into powerful works. Documentation collaboration by Open Aperture UK; plus take in the Vogue soundtrack curated by DJ Greg Haines in the Arena Bar! http://www.vividprojects.org.uk/programme/queer-traces/ Queer Traces is curated by Vivid Projects in partnership with mac birmingham. The programme is presented as part of the BFI Film Audience Network (BFI FAN), a major initiative developed by the BFI to enable film and events experts to work in partnership to boost film audiences across the UK, particularly in the areas of specialised and independent British film.

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