Your success makes me wonder what kind of world you come from, and what would result if you touched the prize I protect
New performances from LINDA STUPART & CARL GENT

26.11.21  |  18.00 – 21.00

Your success makes me wonder what kind of world you come from, and what would result if you touched the prize I protect from Kelder Studio on Vimeo.

Chew up the earth and spit into the sea. Stupart and Gent perform two new solo performances, developed in part during their exhibition with Kelechi Anucha at Wysing Arts Centre, that take This way is very hard, but not insoluble’s themes of climate collapse, experimental theatre and sexy dead things and knit them together with what is dormant in the land, the ice, the song. As the frost melts viruses, newly ancient emerge and as the underworld rises, adaptation becomes fun. A creature is……advancing, swallows grit, ………hide nor flesh, goes on feet………must each time. Performances may feature flashing lights, partial nudity and fake blood.

Part of This way is very hard, but not insoluble

Photographs by Eva Herzog

Dr Linda Stupart is an artist, writer, and educator from Cape Town, South Africa.

They completed their PhD at Goldsmiths, University of London in 2016, with a project engaged in new considerations of objectification and abjection. They are currently a permanent lecturer at Birmingham City University, and have previously worked at University of Reading, London College of Communication, and Camberwell Arts College. 

They have also run arts education projects at Tate, South London Gallery, Battersea Arts Centre, and Camden Arts Centre. Linda is interested in the possibilities for writing and making discrete grounded encounters with different kinds of bodies (of knowledge, objects, affect as well as corporeal bodies) as a way to think through less alienated ways of living and thinking together. This comes out of encounters with feminist art, postcolonial, ecological, queer, and affect theory as well as embodied and object-based critical institutional encounters. Their current work consists predominately of writing, performance, film, and sculpture, and engages with queer theory, science fiction, environmental crises, magic, language, desire, and revenge.

They have recently exhibited at Lisson Gallery, Raven Row, Tate, IMT, Matt’s Gallery, and The Showroom in London; as well as Transmission in Glasgow, DISTRICT in Berlin, Kunstverein Dusseldorf, Kunstraum Niederösterreich in Vienna, and Syndicate in Cologne.
Carl Gent is an artist from Bexhill-on-sea, UK.

Their recent work has sought to rehistoricise and refictionalise the life of Cynethryth, eighth-century Queen of Mercia. This has involved live publishing, the building of community carnival floats, forced-feeding with pigeon-shaped cakes and the construction of wishing-well cesspits.

Recent and upcoming solo exhibitions include Jupiter Woods, London; Wysing Arts Centre, Bourn; Flatland Projects, Bexhill-on-sea and are publishing their first book, Felon Herb expanding on their manufacture of absinthe at KELDER Projects. They were one of the recipients of Artangel's inaugural Thinking Time grant, have new writing published in Happy Hypocrite #12: Without Reduction; and At Practice #1 and have recently exhibited and performed at David Dale Gallery, Glasgow; ICA, London; De La Warr Pavilion