Lay of the land (and other such myth) Symposium

Lucas, Victoria orcid iconORCID: 0000-0003-3745-9475 (2017) Lay of the land (and other such myth) Symposium. In: Lay of the Land (and other such myths), 27th January - 2nd April 2017, HOME, Manchester.

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The Symposium

Lay of the land (and other such myths) is a new project and symposium by artist Victoria Lucas, produced by Mark Devereux Projects for HOME’s PUSH Festival.
Featuring an all female panel with presentations by Alison J Carr, Elly Clarke and Victoria Lucas, this performative symposium will investigate connections between gender and imaginary geographical place through open-ended, playful narratives proposed by the panel.
Expect notions of body imagery, stereotypes, contemporary celebrity culture and fictional realities to be addressed, with attendees left to discern how events and histories can be fabricated.


Elly Clarke: #AnOrgyofAlgorithms

#Sergina is Clarke’s drag alter ego - a border-straddling drag princess who is desperately addicted to and yet done in by everything that comes to her through her mobile phone. For the Lay of the Land (and other such myths) symposium #Sergina tell viewers a long story about a relationship or two.

Alison J Carr: Showgirl Manifesto: Georgie’s Tale

Alison J Carr will speak in character as Georgie Miller, a chorus girl on the periphery of unspecified radical art and intellectual groups circa the twenties and thirties. Through Georgie, Carr brings to the surface feelings of the side-lined, over-looked and historically neglected women who were part of the milieu from which our cultural super-figures were formed.

Victoria Lucas: Orgasmic Phantasmic: Ms ‘Other’ World and her call from Beyond

As an optical representation, Ms. Other World is the figment of your imagination. She represents what you understand to be female, but in fact she is just surface, intangible matter. Misguided assumptions and cultural indoctrination make her who she is, and she exists to please, to fulfil your fantasies. Ms. Other World will be whatever you want her to be… until now.

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