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.

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


︎︎︎ PSX: a decade of performance art in the UK





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


Ash McNaughton & Anguezomo Nathalie Mba Bikoro



Salvage, Ash McNaughton, 2019. Photo by Manuel Vason.

ASH MCNAUGHTON (B.1990) IS A FOLKESTONE (U.K.) BASED SCOTTISH ARTIST WORKING PRIMARILY IN PERFORMANCE ART. WORKING WITH THEIR BODY THROUGH ACTION, GESTURE, MOVEMENT, AND SOUND; THEY EXPLORE PSYCHOLOGICAL, PHYSICAL & SPIRITUAL STATES – IN DIALOGUE WITH EVERYDAY OBJECTS AND SOCIAL CONTEXTS – ENTERING INTO SENSORIAL AND SYNERGETIC EXCHANGE BETWEEN INTERNAL & EXTERNAL MATERIALS, SPACE, AND TIME. THROUGH RITUALISTIC ACTIONS THEY SEEK TO DISSOLVE BOUNDARIES BETWEEN THE KNOWN AND UNKNOWN, BY UNCOVERING AND DISRUPTING LIMITATIONS WITHIN OBJECTS AND NARRATIVES, IN AN ATTEMPT TO FIND HONESTY IN THAT WHICH LIES IN-BETWEEN.

www.ashmcnaughton.com
How Many Stones Can Free, Anguezomo Nathalie Mba Bikoro. Photos: Christer Johansson & Christian Berven, courtesy of LiveAction8.

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




10 conversations



]performance s p a c e [ is nothing if not its relationships; a dynamic constellation of  thinkers, feelers & makers, reimagining our world(s). Throughout PSX, ]ps[ director Benjamin Sebastian will host a series of 10 conversations with artists and culture makers from our   p a s t   who have influenced our ongoing work.

Podcast conversations will be made available online on the last Friday of every month (April through August). 


Nathalie Anguezomo Mba Bikoro
Katy Baird
Ron Athey
VestAndPage
Lois Keidan
Keijaun Thomas
Jade Montserrat
Rocio Boliver
Esther Neff

Bean and Joseph Morgan Schofield


︎︎︎ PSX: a decade of performance art in the UK



Live from Friday 30th April


Bean and Joseph Morgan Schofield 




Bean, 2014. Photo by Monika Sobczak.

“I make performance work that incorporates live voice, installation and film. I like using technology as a malleable material, testing & pushing it through live moments; from my earliest works playing super 8 films through my vagina, to recent works digitally tracking my body to live-edit sound. Through my work I often 'speak' of things silenced in daily life, or attempt to undo language used in mass media/ normative pop-culture. I make performance as an act of transformation, a catharsis through sound, a reclamation & refusal of the body.”

Bean is the co-founder and (former) co-director of ]performance s p a c e[.

www.beaninthearchive.com