Join us for a playful, satirical and absurd performance on Porthmeor beach and at Tate St Ives.
Alex Billingham’s queer melodrama reenacts the mythical battle between human, deity and the sea. Over two thousand years ago the Roman Emperor Caligula declared war on Neptune, God of the ocean. Now it’s time for an ultra-glam rematch.
Billingham uses experimental theatre and film to explore genderqueer, trans and disabled experience. In Fishwives Revenge, the sea and its tides symbolise the intersectional spaces of Billingham’s own identity and the continually changing landscape of the artist’s body.
“Fishwives Revenge reflects my experiences of existing with a fluid body; my everyday normal shifts from second to second depending on a thousand micro factors. In this performance every little defect gets respect. My disability and queerness sit beside me in the work, ever-present but never defining me”. Alex Billingham
Location: The Loggia outside the main entrance Tate St Ives and Porthmeor beach
Fishwives Revenge 2022 Ⓒ Alex Billingham