Swords & Kisses
Opening: Thursday 23 March 2023
23 March - 26 March 2023
5-11pm Fri | 12-6pm Sat, Sun
Staffordshire St presents a group exhibition and performances, curated by Yifan He.
Chaney Diao, Kash & Germ, Axe Binondo, Zhuyang Liu, Nitesh Tailor, Song Han, Chia Amisola, Jiawei Zheng, and Angeldust
Swords and Kisses, a four day programme of events around an exhibition of works by artists and gamers. The show centres around queer+trans trans visions of a non-linear time-space and experiences of diasporas. The exhibition space becomes a gathering space to create and inhabit other worlds. Queer and global majority artists build portals, props and false promises.
The show explores the technology of fantasy: world building, avatars, and storytelling; to suggest fabulous ways to be with each other through care, nightmare and fan-fiction. Through installation, memes, video games, costumes, critical essays the artists draw from their experiences of failing or succeeding to pass borders, gender and identity.
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P4mance nite XOXO (at the table)
A night where characters gather at the site of Staffordshire St for murderous morphes, wondrous explores, a raves, a surgery, and a dinner decolonised
Thursday 23 March 7-9pm
Private view + chat room for gamers and more: a panel talk
Kash & Germ, Axe Binondo and Chia Amisola
in conversation with Yifan He
Saturday 25 March 6-9pm
free - sign up here
Game building workshop: Unreal Engine 5
led by Rebecca Travers
Sunday 26 March 3-5pm