GLOOPTOPIA! with NewfrontEars

16 –⁠ 18 Jan 2021, from 10am
Part of Unlimited
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Performance & dance
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Silhouette of a drag queen under a sunset

Click above to watch the pre recorded performance with Captions.

The world's premier autistic green drag queen Oozing Gloop leads a live exploration into cultural stagnation and political hope.

Oozing Gloop joins forces with NewfrontEars to share stories and short films from their live show GLOOPTOPIA!

GLOOPTOPIA! is a direct challenge to the notion that people with Autism ‘struggle with social imagination’ – and also challenges the simple fact it’s easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism.

We have a wealth of apocalyptic omens, disaster movies and critique, but zero 21st-century post-capital culture.

Oozing Gloop defies this with revolutionary zeal to open radical new spheres of imagination through the unveiling of a new language of political hope for these troubled times.

Oozing Gloop’s practice relates primarily to the interplay of trash and transmutation over the body. He/she/it re-stages folkloric encounters to isolate the universal elements in our shared political landscape.

NewfrontEars is an enigmatic artistic body that offers a new level of cinematic live-streaming at the knife's edge of technology and art.

GLOOPTOPIA! is supported by New Queers on The Block, Unlimited and Arts Council England. Supported by Dadafest, Live Art Development Agency, ]performancespace[, Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, The Marlborough Theatre & Pub, The Spire (Brighton), Theatre in the Mill (Bradford), Art BnB (Blackpool), Home Live Art (Hastings), Norwich Arts Centre (Norwich).

Need to know

Age recommendation

For ages 16+

The live event is British Sign Language interpreted (BSL) and Speech-to-Text transcribed (STT).

The film is Captioned.

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This event includes a pre-recorded streamed performance and live elements.

You can watch the pre-recorded performance on this page for two days following the event.

Ticket sales close 30 minutes before the start time of the event.

Contains some themes of an adult nature.

Dates & times

16 – 18 Jan 2021, live event at 9pm, then available on demand.

Approximate run time: 60 minutes for live event, 15 minutes for video on demand.


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