Queer Art TV Show Featuring LGBTQIA+ Artists
Queer Circles is a Queer Art project by The Penthouse (artists Rosanne Robertson and SHARP) now being produced as a QUEER DIY TV SHOW.
The isolation and restriction experienced by our whole society due to the Covid-19 pandemic has been long experienced by the LGBTQIA+ community who have created, explored and expressed ourselves in private safe(r) space as well as breaking out against fear, isolation and marginalisation to make Queer space, DIY Queer culture and events for the celebration of LGBTQIA+ identity.
Responding to the Covid-19 pandemic, Queer Circles present a DIY Queer culture edition highlighting how isolation plays a part in Queer culture and LGBTQIA+ activism.
Dean Atta- who was named as one of the most influential LGBT people in the UK by the Independent on Sunday and whose debut novel, The Black Flamingo, was awarded the 2020 Stonewall Book Award- will perform a reading of selected poems.
Rachael House- who was part of the 1990’s international queerzine scene and whose Queer feminist works were exhibited as part of Still I Rise- Feminisms, gender, resistance (De La Warr Pavilion & Arnolfini) has produced a new performative reading of her lockdown comics.
Maz Murray – whose practice scratches at the sticky edges of working class culture, transness and queer identity and whose commissions include Stop Play Record a short film commission in association with ICA, Channel 4 and Dazed & Confused is screening their music video I put on a suit and I cried.
SHARP – who is a Multi-Disciplined Queer Artist, Curator, Activist, and co-Founder of The Penthouse, has performed works such as Dyke Propaganda at Bury Art Gallery – is screening new works reusing footage exploring queer identity, butchness and isolation from the 1990’s.
The Penthouse are happy to have been able to commission new contributions by LGBTQIA+ artists with the support of FEAST (Cornwall) and their Re-Ignition fund.