Hope, Joy, Youth, Peace, Rest, Life, Dust, Ashes, Waste, Want, Ruin, Despair, Madness, Cunning, Folly, Words, Wigs, Rags, Sheepskin, Plunder, Precedent, Jargon, Gammon and Spinach, 2019
ABOUT THE WORK
Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings have created a spectacle centred around a Gay Pride float traveling up Walthamstow Market towards the town square. The artists will also screen a new video work accompanied by a musical score composed and performed live by Owen Pratt and Milo McKinnon. The score presents a queer music history, bringing together musical genres including Disco, House, High NRG, Techno and Pop. There will be live performances by singer-song writer Jesse Hultberg, founding member of 1980’s New York based group 3 Teens Kill 4 and dancer Ted Rodgers. The commission is both a celebration and a critique of contemporary Pride culture, exploring the tension between queer subcultures and the gay mainstream.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Through video, performance, drawing and installation, artists Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hasting explore the politics, histories and aesthetics of queer space in an increasingly difficult cultural landscape amidst the closure of queer venues, austerity and the buying out of community spaces in the UK.
ABOUT THE VENUE
Walthamstow Market is the longest market in Europe and is a bustling and vibrant backbone of the community stretching from St James Street Station to Walthamstow Central and Town Square. Town Square itself is situated between Walthamstow tube station, the central bus station, the Mall and the market and as a hub it is used by traders, festivals and protesters alike.
If you’re coming to Art Night with children, please note that the film shown on Town Square as part of Rosie Hastings and Hannah Quinlan’s commission will be screened from 9pm and is rated 12A. Art Night staff will be at all locations if you have any questions.