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Splayed Festival: An Eruption Of Disruptive Femininities at The Place

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Curated by Amy Bell, Splayed draws together a cluster of subversive, unruly and experimental artists who are disrupting what we think we know about gender, desire, identity, violence, performance and power. where notions of gender, defiant femininity and queerness rub up against each other in performance, discussions and a free zine. The festival opens with a double bill featuring Sheena Mcgrandles' Figured (6 Jun) where two people re-edit themselves across a wall in a constant disruption and Aerowaves Top Twenty artist Hilde I Sandvold Dans, For Satan (Dance, Dammit) a humorous reflection on the issues of sex and sexuality. Florence Peake & Eve Stainton present an ongoing collaborative project Slug Horizons (7 Jun) which explores the expressive potentialities of women's bodies through intimacy, touch and collective reclaiming and nearby on Euston Road at the Wellcome Collection Banishing Dances (7 Jun) by Charlie Ashwell is a cross between a ritual, a participatory performance and a dance speculating on gender, power and magic. Bringing the festival to an explosive close is Violence (9 Jun) by Glasgow based performance artist FK Alexander is an investigation into the cruelty of love, the weight of loneliness, the chrysalis of hopelessness and the power of dreams.

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