Light source

A program of talks exploring Witch Hunts and Ritual Performance



Light source

A program of talks exploring Witch Hunts and Ritual Performance



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Embroidery on Canvas - created by Amy Kingsmill.


WELCOME

Light Source brings light to lost histories of persecuted people- primarily women, and honours them. It explores and expands the use of body performance techniques and contextualises them within the practice of queer people and women, creating a space to share these techniques & histories.

Light Source is hosted by Performance Artist Amy Kingsmill

Amy Kingsmill is a radical, queer performance artist, her work focuses on transformation & transcendence, combining beauty with arrestingly visceral actions. She produces minimalist, pain-based ritualistic performance exploring inherently feminist themes.

'Welcome to the new esoteric theatre. Its not minimalist and its not maximal. Meaning a costume drama without sets. The iconography - yes archetypal - is pumped to cartoon colours and graphics. But the speed, the intention, is pure luxury. Amy Kingsmill straddles cabaret/trance/spectacle and infuses the space with exuberance.' - Ron Athey

Since graduating from Central Saint Martin’s (2013) she has performed internationally including Karachi Biennale 2017, Tempting Failure International Biennale of Performance Art & Noise 2018 and Spill Festival of Performance 2014, LAST Projects Los Angles 2019, Cite Des Artes, Paris 2019, Franko B’s Untouchables 2015, Rhiannon Aarons in Los Angles 2019 and performed collaboratively with Sheree Rose 2015 in London and Los Angeles.


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Bloom performed by Amy Kingsmill. Photograph - James Copeman.
Bleeding Skirt performed by Amy Kingsmill at Temping Failure Biennalle of Performance Art and Noise.


This project is funded by Arts Council England.

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