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.
ABOUT THE WORK
For Art Night 2019 Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings will create a musical spectacle that brings together musical genres including classical orchestral music, disco, House, High NRG and Pop, into a single dramatic vision performed and centred around a Pride float as it travels up Walthamstow Market. Exploring the gay rights movement since the legalisation of homosexuality in 1967 through shifts in UK Queer music subcultures 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 is both a celebration and a critique of contemporary pride culture.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hasting’s work centres on themes of queerness and resistance, 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.