Touch me / DON'T TOUCH ME
During the pandemic there has been a largely unprecedented, shared experience of isolation, grief and loneliness for the human touch–whether intimate or casual–that we are no longer allowed. But for disabled, queer (and disabled queer) people, the relationships between grief and touch were complicated before this.
This is an online workshop on themes of physical touch, queerness and disability in These Times. We will be responding to writing and performance from queer/disabled people, sharing feelings, and doing some writing of our own together.
The artist particularly invites applications from queer and/or disabled people, but it is open to everyone who’s interested.
Ray Filar is an interdisciplinary performance artist, writer, and debauched trans fag out to recruit children to the hard left. They make alt punk drag as their alter-ego That Ray, using confrontation, humour, noise and violence within spoken word, storytelling, physical theatre and lip sync. They’ve performed at the Tate Britain and Modern, Hayward Gallery, ICA, Glastonbury and Latitude festivals, National Theatre River Stage, Cologne Art Week, with David Hoyle, and anywhere else that will have them. They are writing an experimental novel about work, sex and death as part of their PhD in Creative Writing and Gender Studies at Sussex University.
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