As I live and breathe

As I live and breathe

As I live and breathe was a free programme of unique performance encounters unfolding over the course of one afternoon throughout the iconic De La Warr Pavilion.

Five performances took place across the building giving the audience the opportunity to follow their own path and spend as much or as little time with each artist as they wish.

We encouraged the public to join us on a memorable journey through the themes of transformation and visibility, bringing often untold stories and ideas into the open and visible architecture of a public space.



Oozing Gloop: Glooptopia Coffee Morning 

A relaxed and informal gathering exploring new ways to think about the future with Oozing Gloop.

Oozing Gloop is THE Apocalyptic Green Post-Drag Autistic Queen. Their practice relates primarily to the interplay of trash and transmutation over the body.

Gillie Kleiman: The Democratic Dance Team

An invitation to exercise your democratic muscle, a muscle that can sometimes get wasted away despairing and complaining about the things that are happening around us.

Gillie Kleiman is an artist. Her work starts from interests in dance and choreography and manifests in various forms.

Istanbul Queer Art Collective: Ottoman Card Reading

An intimate and interactive performance of cross-cultural story telling that utilises ancient and unique Turkish proverbs to think about how we live now.

Istanbul Queer Art Collective engage in what Renate Lorenz calls “radical drag”, which is a kind of drag that is not necessarily based on gender but the transgression of all boundaries.

Rubiane Maia and Emilio Rojas: Untitled

Rubaine Maia and Emilio Rojas created a performance together in response to the building.

Rubiane Maia (Caratinga, Brazil ) is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice occupies the intersection between performance, video and installation. She is attracted by states of synergy and investigates the body in order to amplify the possibilities of perception beyond the usual.

Emilio Rojas (Mexico City) is a multidisciplinary artist, working primarily with the body in performance, using film, video, photography, installation, public interventions and sculpture. Rojas utilizes his body in a political and critical way, as an instrument to unearth removed traumas, embodied forms of decolonization, migration and poetics of space.

Images by Alice Denny

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