Following on from it’s first iteration in Jan 2018 whatsthebigmistry continues exploring The MENTAL Label, the discrediting shakable line between psycho behaviour and acceptable behaviour and the contrary exceptions and distinctions? This time the setting is a roaming gallery gig on a Friday night, intersecting a pop up party, bursting through the music, food & gatherings in the courtyard.
Together with queer dance-performance artists Danni Spooner, Scarlett Turner & Nadine Knew, Mistry Investigates mental and psychotic labels ascribed to ‘women’, their bodies, sex work, periods, psychosis and hysteria, that invalidate their experiences. They deconstruct the shaky line between psycho behaviour and acceptable behaviour (Despite contrary exceptions such as the ‘depressed but genius artist’) at the polysemic borders of queer expression. Through dance, battle, vogue, raging vocals and heavy beats they perform eruptions of grief, lament, love, tribe, validity, power, instinct, take up space and asks, do we all need to be more ‘psycho’, more ‘imagined’, ‘extreme’ or shamanic to be our full selves?
This event is part of LAB OF PLAY & LABOUR
What do artists do all day?
An exposing window on the exploits of artist, expect Moving Objects, Flying Bodies, Special Dinner Guests, Sleeping and Tea. whatsthebigmistry is artist Priya Mistry, working cross-discipline straddling performance, live art, visual arts and dance.
whatsthebigmistry is artist Priya Mistry, who works across disciplines straddling performance, live art, visual arts and dance. Mistry’s practice adds to discourse around topics explored in the work, particularly mental health, equality and feminine politics, identity, race, sex, gender and queerness, whilst making experimental, playful explorations around the all the possible choreographies and relationships between bodies, objects and spaces.