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Tropical Awkward Bastard -Returns: Hospitality & Hostility Gallery April 19th LCB Lightbox

When did Hospitality turn to Hostility?

A Pineapple, a Bunch of Bananas, a Tropical Juice, Carton, One Sharp Cleaver and a Tutu.

This project originates as a Bold Provocative Rant about being misrepresented in the world, while ticking all the right boxes. Mistry asks what happens when we dissect the spoken and visual languages through which we  see the world?

This is an evolving project, Mistry is in the process of exploring, researching, playing and ongoing sharing. Mistry shared her first palette of ideas during a Gallery Late Performance at Attenborough Art in January 2018 which drew on the Gallery/Museum, display and collections context. In March 2018 for WoW (Women of the World) Festival Mistry gave an intense dance and music infused Cabaret iteration that drew on the politics of the exotic in. LAB OF PLAY and LABOUR hosts the next iteration of ideas.

The broad questions centered in this work are about language, meaning and etymology, considering how meaning has evolved and what values systems this promotes. What happens when we create new language, new classifications? This work is certainly about misrepresentation, about rethinking taught and ‘promoted histories’, how this feeds the construction of national identities, as well as our idea of ourselves, the individual identity. The work will speak from an autobiographical standpoint.

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, 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.

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