‘STRANGE NEWES’ is inspired by 17th century woodcuts in pamphlets of the same name – visioning actualities of monstrosities, miracles, strange births and bizarre wonders. It combines live ritual action with stunning experimental colour shadow play and improvised electronic music and percussion. Reanimating these wonders through the queer shamanoid imaginary, Caton, Hurley and Typesun channel histories of molly houses, depictions of gender transformation, life cycles, and a delirious cavalcade of totemic imagery. Spectators are at liberty to come and go throughout the performance, but may wish to stay to be part of the spectacle.
Please note: this is a durational work. Your ticket does not guarantee entry at a specific time - capacities are limited and you may have to wait to enter.
Image: Shaun Caton and Paul Hurley, performance Arnolfini Bristol. Photograph c. Julius G. Beltrame 2017.