HYG Nights is a new, monthly performance art event in East London showcasing live, experimental performance art on the last Friday of each month.
Our first night will feature Amanda Mandel aka Prawnstar Poetry, Anna Dean, Beth Christlow, Chloe Borthwitch, Luisa Amorim
Amanda Mandel aka Prawnstar Poems is a storyteller and poet and maker of art projects and gatherings – she is regularly publishing zines for the broken hearted. She is currently artist in residence at Husk Creative Space and curates many DIY events at her new diggs in Poplar, overlooking the high towers of Canary Wharf, wondering what the hell those buildings dream about at night.
Photo: Sophie le Roux
Anna Dean is a performer, artist and writer who works between the dialectics of gender and (e)motion. Her current video and performance work addresses questions of voyeurism, over-emotion, desire and self. Experimenting with live feed video loops in performance, Anna works with her body, movement and projection to explore the affect of a feeling, feminist body. At the moment Anna is studying an MA in Performance at Queen Mary University of London, is a writer at Soho Theatre’s Writer’s Lab, and has exhibited/ performed in London, Folkestone and Berlin
Beth Christlow is a visual artist whose work explores various re/configurations of non-human identities, as informed by mythology, folklore, technology and scientific practices. Employing performance and installation as a mode of investigating anthropocentric systems of identification, her practice considers the complex dynamic of human/animal relationships in a contemporary global environment.
Photo: Dani Harvey
Chloe Borthwitch is a performer and graduate of Queen Mary University. She creates darkly comic work that deals with the things women have been forbidden from laughing at. Recent projects include The Woman Who Gave Birth to a Goat, Camden People’s Theatre (2018), she is a 2018 ‘Man Up’ at the Glory, finalist.
Luisa Amorim is a Portuguese performance artist based in London. She is interested in the direct exchange with the audience which, in her opinion, is an exclusive quality to performance art when compared to cinema or television. She often works on the notions of ‘real’ and ‘real time’. Attracts her to understand how interesting may be to bring the mundane into the stage. To make interesting what, apparently, may not be.
Photo: Loredana Denicola