]ps[ hosts


]performance s p a c e[ strives to act as a home or hub for performance artists based in the UK and abroad, and we often host performances, workshops, residencies and talks by artists etc.



Eleanor Dalzell Jenyns, ]open s p a c e[ recipient, 2021. Image courtesy of the artists.





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Eleanor Dalzell Jenyns and kate stonestreet are recipients of ]open s p a c e[ and will undertake a shared residency towards the realisation of their project collective attentions, anarchist actions.

Recent


︎︎︎ screening: Ekdysis II, Niya B, Friday 30 April (live at Last Fridays)


Ekdysis is an ongoing project, which is displayed through live actions, moving image and installations. In this iteration, Ekdysis manifests as a single-channel video following an autoethnographic journey in the land that holds the mythological events of metamorphosis.

]ps[ hosts:

Kate Stonestreet and Eleanor Dalzell Jenyns


]open s p a c e[ residency, May 2021

Eleanor Dalzell Jenyns and kate stonestreet are recipients of ]open s p a c e[ and will undertake a shared residency towards the realisation of their project collective attentions, anarchist actions.

︎︎︎ ]ps[ hosts



kate stonestreet. Image courtesy of the artist.


Eleanor Dalzell Jenyns and kate stonestreet. Image courtesy of the artists.

Eleanor Jenyns. Image courtesy of the artist.

Eleanor Dalzell Jenyns is a multi-disciplinary artist working acros performance, temporary sculpture, drawing and film. Their work is an inquiry into the ways we can explode the patriarchal and colonial binaries found in rural environments and how the queer body moves through them. Their current research project is focused on the appropriation of military technologies in performance.

www.eleanordalzelljenyns.com

kate stonestreet (b. 1992, Bury, UK) is an interdisciplinary artist. Their practice is based in DIY-culture and ethos. Their work explores queer sibling-hood, radical softness and ice-time. Currently, they find performance the most urgent technology of communication and Live Art the most fitting context for their actions.

www.katestonestreet.com





]ps[ screens:

Ekdysis II, Niya B


Friday 30 April, 5-9pm, live at ]ps[ as part of Last Fridays.



In Greek mythology, the seer Tiresias was allegedly transformed into a woman for seven years for disturbing two copulating snakes on Mount Cyllene. Niya B re-reads this myth from an eco-transfeminist lens through ritual performances, workshops and sonic explorations. The project is called ‘Ekdysis’ – the biological term referring to the process of shedding the external layer of the skin in reptiles. Counteracting the traditional, patriarchal way of manufacturing history, Niya B engages with her own autobiography to re-envision this metamorphosis as a transgender mythopoesis, which is directly affected by ecology, the feminine/Other and the non-human.

Ekdysis is an ongoing project, which is displayed through live actions, moving image and installations. In this iteration, Ekdysis manifests as a single-channel video following an autoethnographic journey in the land that holds the mythological events of metamorphosis.

This project has been made possible with support from Arts Council National Lottery Grants, Ugly Duck, ]performance s p a c e [, x-church and Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest.


 
Niya B is a transfeminist artist, working at the intersections of visual art and performance exploring themes related to ecology, (trans)gender politics and equity in mental health. Niya uses video, soundscapes, text and live acts to create a meditative space of vulnerability, affect and interdependence.


Selected shows include:
From Tomorrow (Tate Britain, London); WIP: Work in Progress/Working Process (online); Cultural Institute commission (Leeds); Futureless (Somos Art, Berlin); Ekdysis, solo (Enclave, London); NEoN digital arts festival (Dundee); Unfix (CCA, Glasgow); Eco-futures festival, Disorders, Translucent, Queer Artists Now, Fringe!, @disturbance (London); Emergency (Manchester); Trans:plant, solo (London), International Print Biennale (Newcastle); 5th Moscow Biennale; 5th Thessaloniki Biennale.
Niya was awarded with an a-n bursary and a Jerwood bursary in 2020. Ekdysis installation will feature in the publication Future Now (Aesthetica 2021).