Voices in the Chapel

2 Gyrlz Performative Arts, in collaboration with Platt Chapel, are proud to present a night of traditional and experimental vocals and music laptop orchestra MMULe (Manchester), acclaimed mezzo soprano and composer, Nina Whiteman (Manchester), and internationally renowned Tuvan throat singer and ritual performance artist, Soriah (Enrique Ugalde – Oregon) as part of his October tour […]

AUTOMATIC WRITING as PERFORMANCE

Ron Athey & Sue Fox Discuss GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT by JC Gonzo Extreme body artist Ron Athey‘s latest large-scale performance installation Gifts Of The Spirit: Part 1 occurred at The Whitworth Hall in Manchester, UK. The piece centered around the art and experience of automatic creative manifestation, including writing, vocalization, and music. Having not […]

Ron Athey: Gifts of the Spirit

It’s rare that I should be blown away by performance art; challenged perhaps, occasionally touched, but more often contemplative and with a tendency to drift along with my own imagining, straying from the intended path. But tonight I was grounded firmly in the present moment as legendary body artist and former Pentecostal ingénue Ron Atheyunveiled […]

confused guff

A review from Gifts of the Spirit by C. James Fagan  I am waiting in what appears to be a gothic lounge in a building of the University of Manchester and the air is already thick with humid art-speak. The room is also thick of people sporting tattoos, piercings and occultist Heavy Metal T-Shirts, a […]