Goldendean - Breathe

Goldendean - Breathe
Date 21st Oct 2023 1.00pm - 2.00pm Price £8/£5 concession Location Tramway Book tickets 0845 330 3501 0845 330 3501 Bookings subject to transaction fees: £1.50 online, £1.75 by phone

Part of Take Me Somewhere Festival 

Goldendean invites you to a tender moment with a “soft radical” – to catch breath, bubbles and feelings. To be tender, to take space, be vulnerable and risk visibility – in performance, and as large scale inflatable sculptures. As a “Fat Queer White Trans body” in the context of South Africa, artist Dean Hutton questions who or what is entitled to take up space. In doing so, they address the personal and political of hypervisibility: being visible (as a fat, queer, white, trans body) and invisible - unimportant - at the same time (as a fat, queer, white, trans body).  

Live visual description available at the Tramway welcome desk.

Audience Notes
The performance work Breathe is interactive, requires, engagement or some audience participation. There will be nudity and direct references to transphobia.

Visit Goldendean's sculpture in The Hidden Gardens on 20 and 21 October

Breathe Goldendean was originally commissioned by the Institute for Creative Arts, University of Cape Town. Soft Vxnxs was originally commissioned by HETHEM for Chapter 4OUR: Abundance curated by Simon(e), van Saarloos. 2021.
 And the Big Fat Light Merqueer commissioned by NDSM, For Come to Light curated by Petra Heck.

Breathe Photos, Image 1: Video still by Walter Bickmann/ Tanzforum Berlin.