Episode 9: Other Worlds Already Exist - SUNTheatre
19 November 11:00 - 13:00
What present stories might help us generate different futures?
Day 4 of 4 days of performances, readings, discussions, workshops, screenings (and a party) with sex revolutionaries, prison abolitionist poets, mutant dancers, haunted noise, fan-fiction fantasists—transfeminist dreaming, sci-fi, Latinx tunes, sex worker resistance, bodily storytelling, fantasy, crip erotics, porn, militant fiction...
Samuel R. Delany | Huw Lemmey | Storyboard P | Moor Mother | Hal Duncan | KUCHENGA | Nat Raha | Jackie Wang | DJ@Christelle | DJ D-harsh | Nena Etza | LAPS | Wu Tsang | boychild | Robert Softley Gale | Maxine Meighan | SWARM (Sex Workers’ Advocacy and Resistance movement) | Sgàire Wood
Visit www.arika.org.uk for the full schedule and detailed programme information. Let us know if there is anything we can do to make it easier for you to attend - firstname.lastname@example.org
SUN 19 NOV EVENTS
11am – 1.30pm - UNTITLED: LIPSYNC
Access: BSL on request
Underground movement legend boychild hosts this very rare workshop—on improvisation, cosmetics, movement and lip-sync. This rare workshop will have very limited capacity. Email email@example.com about reserving a space.
2 – 3pm - Discourse or Intercourse: Group Action
Robert Softley Gale & Maxine Meighan
Access: BSL, STTR & Content
How do people living with disability see themselves in today’s sexualised culture? How do we imagine our crip sexual selves despite society wanting to reduce us to non-erotic bodies?
3.30 – 4.30pm - Sex, Work, Justice
Sex Workers Advocacy and Resistance Movement (SWARM)
Access: BSL & STTR
The struggle for sex workers’ rights and how we can understand it in the continuum of care work and other forms of invisibilised and precarious work.
5 – 5.30pm - The Black Sun (Die Schwarze Sonne)
Access: Film with English Subtitles
Inspired by Delany’s Aye, and Gomorra. A spookily filmic world where asexual bodies live in the contradiction of their unarousable loneliness and desire for intimacy and contact.
5.45 – 6pm - The Cybernetic Cop
Access: Handout available on request
A prison abolitionist punk video-poetry-music mash up about our fucked-up dystopian society, RoboCop, kids toys and criminality.
6.15 – 6.30pm
A somehow hyper-modern, ancient and folkloric lip-synced, made-up, fashioned performance.
7.30 – 8.30pm - Public Sex
Samuel R. Delany & Huw Lemmey
Could cruising and random public sex be the basis of an ethically organised society?
9 – 9.20pm – Chubz
Politicised fan-fiction chronicling working class gay urban space and fantasy.
9.20 – 9.45pm - Lonely and Hungry
Reading & Screening with English Subtitles
Heat-mapped bodies, found porn films, Korean psyche-folk, creepy police intrusion and self-defence.
10.15 – 10.45pm - Beyond Transgression
Samuel R. Delany
Delany will read some of his great literary pornography, which pushes sexuality to the point of extremity and exhaustion.
All events are Pay What You Can on the day. You can attend for free if that makes the most sense for you. But if you can afford to pay, please do. A suggested daily donation is around £5, although more or less is also fine. Pay by cash and card at the Arika Desk in the Tramway Foyer.
Entry to all events will be on a first come first served basis. Just turn up on the day, there will be no advance reservations, there should be space for lots of us.
ACCESSING THE EVENTS
For full information about accessing the events including Seating Requests, Venue Accessibility, Quiet/er Space info and Content Notes please visit http://arika.org.uk/events/episode-9-other-worlds-already-exist/visitor-info
Events that have a Content Advisory are noted in the listing.
BSL & CAPTIONING
Some events will be British Sign Language (BSL) interpreted by Jo Ross and/or Yvonne Wadell.
Several events at the Episode will have live Speech to Text Reporting (STTR) provided by Stage Text.
These events are noted in the listing as BSL & STTR
If you would like to attend other events and require BSL interpretation Arika will try to make that happen. Please contact Arika, with as much notice as possible on firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange or ask at the Arika Desk during the Episode.