Welcome to the temple of the Goddess and the Whore.
Join the congregation. There will be rites of passage, meetings with the Goddess in an exchange of the ultimate height of love. As either participant or onlooker we welcome you.
The Whore dances the motions of life, lost in repetition. The Goddess on a higher mantel looks over to her muse and consort, as the time of the Whore is only how the Goddess achieves all her lessons, learns of life and woes.
Friday 27 February, 7 – 8:45pm
£5 Entry, Buy Tickets
Unit 9, Minerva Works, Birmingham
This is a durational performance with both participatory and spectator elements. You can sit back and watch or you can choose to be part of it.
There are two types of ticket ‘Spectator’ and ‘Participant’.
If you choose the Spectator ticket then you can arrive into the performance at the time of your choice but we recommend you come for the beginning and stay until the end for the full experience. If you are planning to come for the beginning we ask that you get to the venue for 7pm.
If you have a Participant ticket then we ask that you arrive half an hour before the time slot you have chosen. You can however arrive before that if you wish.
In choosing a Participant ticket we reassure you that you will need no performance ability and you will not be asked to perform. The artists will guide you through the ritual and you will be in safe hands.
Both Spectator and Participants are recommended to stay for the duration of the performance but you can leave freely if you wish to.
Priya Saujani and Kate Spence are two live artists working with the alter feminine as a way of integrating feminine sexuality into powerful works, that confront the audience with their own perceptions, projections, fears and desires.
London based performance artist Priya Saujani works with the condition of gender and its appearance, the tension of national identity and a kind of alter feminism through the provocative scenario. Her work finds root in engineered live art situations that highlight her biography through an interstice of inverted cultural stereotype, knowing, unknowing and intimacy.
Birmingham based artist Kate Spence makes work that combines the beautiful with the macabre and adds a thread of the sexual, often through intimate, interactive performance installations. She takes the position of active desirer in her performances as opposed to passive object of desire. She is also a founder and Director of Home For Waifs And Strays, the organisors of this event.
—Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
18 and over. ID may be required at the bar.
—What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Parking at Minerva Works is very limited. There is free street parking in the surrounding area and a pay and display car park opposit the venue.
The venue is a ten to fifteen minute walk from Moor Street Station.
—What can/can’t I bring to the event?
No cameras. Phones must be switched off during the performance. No alchohol or drugs. A donations bar will be provided.
—Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
You can email Kate Spence at firstname.lastname@example.org
9 MINERVA WORKS, 158 FAZELEY STREET, DIGBETH, BIRMINGHAM, B5 5RT