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‘Thompson is so personable you could eat her up’ Lyn Garden, The Guardian
‘a force of nature’ The Stage
‘an inspiration’ The Independent
Featured in The Stage 100 Most Influential Leaders 2018
Named in the top '10 Black British Women Killing It In Their Field’ Buzzfeed
Winner of The Stage Edinburgh Award; The Filipa Brangaca Award for Best Female Solo Performance and The Total Theatre Award for Experimentation, Innovation and Playing with Form.
Live Collision presents
Dates: 25 Apr - 28 Apr
Show Time: 11am - 7pm
65. Are you black, or are you ‘new black’?
170. My mum does not talk about race anymore. It makes her uncomfortable, tired. Will this happen to me?
660. Who is more problematic – famous racist Nigel Farage, or the liberal journalist politely asking him questions?
720. When does it all end?
RACE CARDS is a constantly growing installation and archive, undertaken in aid of Selina Thompson’s research for her body of work As Wide and As Deep as the Sea. It has been a card game, a durational performance and an 18 hour one-to-one.
In 2017-18 it has been presented as an installation containing 1000 questions about race, written by Selina in three sittings across 24 hours one weekend in Edinburgh. For Live Collision, we present the video documentation of a durational performance in Austin, Texas for Fusebox Festival recorded on Saturday 21st April 2018.
Supported by Buzzcut, Forest Fringe and Fierce FWD. Seed commissioned by Camden People’s Theatre and Leeds Library through Room 700.
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Written and performed by Selina Thompson
Designed by Bethany Wells
Produced by Emma Beverley
Production Managed by Louise Gregory
Selina Thompson is an artist, performer, writer and Artistic Director of Selina Thompson Ltd, whose work has been shown and praised internationally. Her practice is primarily intimate, political, and participatory, with a strong strand of public engagement that then leads to joyous, highly visual work that seeks to connect to those often marginalized by the arts.
Many institutions support Selina’s work across the country, including: The National Theatre Studio, Birmingham REP, and Arts Council England. Since 2013 her live work has reached over 8000 people. In 2016, she retraced one of the routes of the Transatlantic Slave Triangle to Ghana and Jamaica, in research for her new show ‘salt.’ In 2017-20, she is working with teenage girls in five UK cities, to make new performances about their lives.
April 20 2018, at 03:34pm
We are painting over the Maser Mural (again) The Charities Regulator has informed Project Arts Centre that the display of Maser’s ‘Repeal the 8th’ artwork is ‘political activity’ and that we are therefore in breach of the Charities Act 2009 and not in line with our ‘charitable purpose’. Should the artwork not be removed, we risk losing our charitable status. Project Arts Centre respects the authority of the Charities Regulator and will comply with their order to remove Maser’s artwork. Fiona Slevin, Chair of Project Arts Centre said: “The Board and executive of Project are conscious of their obligations under…Read More
April 10 2018, at 10:29am
Since it was founded in 1966, Project Arts Centre has always placed the vision and freedom of expression of the artist at the centre of our work. We believe that all art is, in some way or other, indelibly political because it relates to the workings of the society from which it emerges. This artwork by Maser was first programmed at Project Arts Centre in July 2016 and was removed due to planning legislation. According to The Planning & Development Regulations 2001, Schedule 2, Part 2, Exempted Developments, Class 14, the mural is not subject to planning permission in the…Read More