Queer Ecologies Workshop: Linda Stupart

Monday 9 September 2019, 12-6pm

In this workshop Linda Stupart will present recent works and lead a discussion about art within the context of climate change. Stupart is an artist and a writer who uses performance, film and writing to investigate climate crisis, trauma and gender.

There is a lot of bad art about climate change. However, since all art, like all life, is currently inside of climate crisis, how can we make radical, exciting, embodied work within this context? In this workshop we will talk through relations between trauma, time travel, disaster, and melting polar ice caps. We will also talk through (and problematise) some of the work Linda made during a recent residency in the Arctic Circle. The second half of the workshop will be held on Margate beach (weather permitting).

Schedule:
12-1pm: Talk at the Adult Education Centre
1-2pm: Lunch Break
2-6pm: Workshop including a walk to the beach

Linda Stupart is an artist and writer from Cape Town, South Africa. Their work has been shown at Tate Galleries; Lisson Gallery; Nottingham Contemporary; De La Warr Pavilion and The Horse Hospital. They recently produced All Us Girls Have Been Dead For So Long, a play at the ICA with Carl Gent about climate change, queer sex, and Ecco the Dolphin.

Practical information
You don’t need to be an artist to attend this workshop and you do not need to book a place. You do not need to attend the whole day.

Accessibility info
Due to factors beyond our control, this event is inaccessible to those with limited mobility. This session will involve a 10 minute walk to the beach (weather permitting) where we will continue the workshop. If assistance is required in getting to the beach please let us know in advance. We can record parts of the session if there is a demand (please send an email to info@openschooleast.org if you are interested in this).