Fri 16 Oct to Sat 14 Nov

Triple Bill of Digital Arts

Feat. Mele Broomes | Malik Nashad Sharpe & Ellen Furey | Cade & MacAskill [ONLINE]

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Three new digital works made for especially for Splayed Festival. 

The screening were followed by a live online discussion on queerness and embodiment with Splayed Festival curator Amy Bell, performance maker Rachael Young and London Contemporary Dance School's Director of Research Dr. Martin Hargreaves.

Mele Broomes | Never Ending Journey with Love and Sorrow. Manifestations of Love and Solidarity #3 | Approx. 3 mins
(Available to watch online until Sat 14 Nov)
In this short film captured on a mobile phone, Mele embeds herself in the greenery and views of the breathtaking landscape of the West Coast of Scotland. She lets the sound of her voice and her movement do the ‘talking’ as she explores a new process in understanding and developing video and vocal work.


Malik Nashad Sharpe & Ellen Furey | Business Insider | Approx. 10mins
(Available to watch online until Fri 23 Oct)
An ocean between them can’t stop regular collaborators London-based Malik Nashad Sharpe and Montreal-based Ellen Furey from working together on this adaptation of live materials for the video format.

Business Insider is a choreographic video-based enquiry into co-authorship in performance, which draws on Malik and Ellen’s solo aesthetics, practices, and beliefs.

This sharing of materials is for the purposes of an online iteration of Splayed Festival at The Place, and will eventually return to the live performance context in 2022.

Supported by Canada Council for the Arts, Dance4, The Place, ImpulsTanz Festival


Cade & MacAskill | Presenting Our Selves | Approx. 20 mins
(Available to watch online until Sat 14 Nov)
The shows are cancelled, the nightclubs are closed, and nobody’s buying what we’re selling.

Artists and lovers Cade & MacAskill contemplate what is lost (besides money) when their queer bodies don’t get to be on stage, and what gets sucked out of them through the audience’s gaze when they do. In this new video work, specially created for Splayed, they tenderly scrutinise the ways they have used the framing of live performance to discover, embody, and own their shifting identities before your very eyes.


Live Online Discussion 
Splayed Festival curator Amy Bell was joined by performance maker Rachael Young and London Contemporary Dance School's Director of Research Dr. Martin Hargreaves, for a discussion on queerness and embodiment.

About Rachael Young
Rachael Young is an award-winning artist and writer based between Nottingham and London. Her interdisciplinary performance practice exists on the boundaries of live art, dance and contemporary theatre. Her work creates space for intersectional realities to be explored and celebrated and alternative narratives and forms to evolve and be heard. 

Find out more about Racheal Young on Instagram and their website.

About Dr. Martin Hargreaves
Dr. Martin Hargreaves is a dramaturg, writer, and performer and his research practices range between boredom and hysteria. His primary interests are in the recent history of contemporary dance, queer performance arts, and camp misunderstandings. He has been a visiting lecturer at Stockholm University of the Arts since 2013 and began his current role as the Director of Research and Postgraduate Programmes at London Contemporary Dance School this year.

How to watch: The live digital event has now passed. You can now watch the films by booking a ticket clicking on the 'book now' button on the left side choosing 'Sat 14 Nov' as the 'performance date' which is the last date this content will be available for. You will receive your e-ticket within a few minutes of booking (even before that date) to your registered email address (please check your spam folder), which will contain the necessary webpage link and password to enable you to access the videos. 
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Price: We are offering four pay what you can options at your own discretion from £0 - £8 (select option at checkout)
The Place are doing their very best to support artists and staff during this time, and we welcome any amount that you feel able to pay to ensure we can continue to deliver brilliant events.
Please note: For ONLINE events only 1 ticket per transaction can be purchased.

Age Recommendation: 16+ (contains nudity)


Times: 7.30pm (BST)
Venue: Online