Date(s) - 18/09/2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Première, as part of performingbordersLIVE20 & Warehouse9’s Autumn programme.
“The bird blushes in its’ desire, ‘Im the beast’”
A story about queer sexuality and re-traumatisation by the COVID-19 pandemic.
When I was 16, there was a virus that only killed someone like me. Something I couldn’t talk about at the time, as I only knew the hidden truth deep within my own window towards the world. A virus that I never contracted myself, but which I still live with today in my intimate and social choices. These invisible borders that can determine lifelong paths, and sometimes even hinders me from flying.
Lasse Lau’s performative lecture is a short film that takes us into the world about birds eating from the same bird feeder every day. Survival is bringing them back to the same location again and again.
Not far from the bird feeder, there is a river that ends abruptly into the cascade of a waterfall. Some of its currents and fluid dimensions are being rerouted from falling and transformed into electricity and power.
The pandemic portal, Arundhati Roy states, is where our presence is erased, and where only the past and the future can exist.
The short film première will be followed by a Q&A led by (TBC) and a response to it by poet and writer Sam Solomon will be published in the October performingborders newsletter.
The event is free. For more info about how-to book, and access provided click here.