10 films


We will be screening 10 films, a collection of significant ]ps[ archival documentation, as well as more recent ]ps[ Associate Artist commissions.

Double bill screenings will take place on the last Friday of each month (April through August) during Last Fridays Folkestone.

The films will be offered online for the month following the live screening.
current

Ash McNaughton

Nathalie Anguezomo Mba Bikoro


forthcoming

Va-Bene E. Fiatsi [crazinisT artisT]
Keijaun Thomas
selina Bbonelli
Kira O'Reilly
Leo Devlin
Bean & Benjamin Sebastian
Martin O'Brien
Joseph Morgan Schofield
Carlos Martiel


︎︎︎ PSX: a decade of performance art in the UK





Live on Friday 30th April and online until Thursday 27 May


Ash McNaughton & Nathalie Anguezomo Mba Bikoro



Ash McNaughton, Salvage Festival, 2019. Videography by Joel Snowman.


Ash McNaughton (B.1990 / Scotland) is an action-based artist currently situated in Folkestone, UK.

Their practice is a process-led exploration of materials, gesture, movement, and sound.

Site-responsive, durational, and ritualistic in nature; Ash implements methods of endurance, repetition, and resistance to access altered states of being while reaching out into the spaces in-between. Their actions encourage a synergetic exchange between their physical, psychological, and spiritual body and the environments they inhabit.

This practice is an attempt to articulate that which escapes us. A poetics of a fluid presence in a fixed world.

Ash is a co-organiser of SITE - a platform for collective site-responsive art interventions, and a member of the international Anam Cara collective and the Encountering A New Normal community. They are Project Assistant at ]performance s p a c e[ (Folkestone) and facilitate workshops which hold Performance Art practice at its core which have been hosted by Grays School of Art, Tate, Whitechapel Gallery, and Middlesex University. They obtained their BA Hons in Sculpture from Grays School of Art (2013) and MA in Performance (Contemporary Art Practice) from the Royal College of Art (2018). They have performed within the UK and Europe including The Aberdeen Art Gallery (Aberdeen, Scotland, UK), Haddo House Arts Festival (Ellon, Scotland, UK), Tramway (Glasgow, UK), Venice International Performance Artweek (Venice, Italy), Electrocamp Festival (Mestre, Italy), Revolve Festival (Uppsala, Sweden), Whitechapel Gallery (London, UK), Tempting Failure (Croydon, England, UK), and Salvage Festival (Folkestone, England, UK)

www.ashmcnaughton.com
Species, Nathalie Anguezomo Mba Bikoro, ]performance s p a c e[ +++ArtEvict, 2011. Videography by Vago Tedosio.

Nathalie Anguezomo Mba Bikoro's work analyses processes of power & science fictions in historical archives critically engaging in migrational struggles & colonial memory focusing on queer indigenous and feminist biopolitics. The artist creates immersive performative environments for alternative narratives and future speculations of colonial resistance movements led by African women of the German diaspora and indigenous communities. Sedimented in narratives of testimonial Black queer experiences of sonic nature archives, revolt, queering ecologies and postcolonial feminist experiences towards new monuments which reacts to the different tones of societies shared between delusions & ritual. The work offers complex non-binary readings pushing  new investigations about the architectures of racisms in cities, the archeologies of urban spaces & economies of traditional systems by exposing the limitations of technologies as functional memory records.

She has developed frameworks of rituals and healing in performance work that often reveal the entangled colonial histories of migration at site-specific spaces to dismantle prejudices and organise accessible levels of consciousness through testimonial archives of local communities to build independant emancipatory tools for liberation, education, consciousness, intimacy and healing.

She is lecturer in Curating Black Visual Cultures & Philosophy at TransArt Institute New York & Fine Arts practice at the University of Liverpool, artistic & curatorial supervisor of the Artists in Training Programme at the UdK and the University of Bergen Norway. She is Artistic Director of Lukulule e.V. and Nyabinghi_Lab collective, recently curating the performance programme 'Radical Mutations' at Hebbel Am Ufer Theatre Berlin with Wearebornfree! Empowerment Radio. She moderates the annual Berlinale Film Festival & currently has an Artistic Fellowship from the Goethe Institute In Bahia Salvador.

www.anguezomo-bikoro.com