17TH NOVEMBER AS PART OF FRINGE! FILM FESTIVAL IN LONDON - PREMIERE SCREENING OF CENTRAL STATION TO CENTRAL STATION:

THRILL OF THE CHASE - PREMIERE CINEMA SCREENING OF MY 27 MINUTE SINGLE-SHOT DOCUMENTARY CENTRAL STATION TO CENTRAL STATION AS PART OF FRINGE! FILM FESTIVAL.

QUEER ENCOUNTERS: FROM CENTRAL STATION TO CENTRAL STATION | dir. Elly Clarke | UK | 2018 | 27’
A walk through Kings Cross with Ramón Salgado-Touzón, remembering the heady days of its seedy history, the danger and desire that came from beating those streets.

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19TH NOVEMBER AT THE BARBICAN CENTRE AS PART OF THE ENCOUNTERS CONFERENCE:

Is My Body Out of Date? The Drag of Physicality in the Digital Age. Live networked performance with Vladimir Bjelicic via Skype from Belgrade as part of the CHASE DTP biannual Encounters conference. RSVP HERE if you'd like to come to the evening event, of which this #Sergina performance is a part. Info on the actual performance find at the bottom of Day 1 on this programme.

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1ST-8TH NOVEMBER IN BERLIN:

A CLASS(Y) LECTURE BY ELLY CLARKE
GALERIE WEDDING, MüLLERSTRAßE 146/147, 13353 BERLIN
1ST - 8TH NOVEMBER.
MAIN PERFORMANCE ON 1ST NOVEMBER AT 7PM.
A CLASS(Y) CONVERSATION ON 8TH NOVEMBER AT 7PM.
FREE ENTRY. ALL WELCOME.
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»A Class(y) Lecture by Elly Clarke« is a self-exposing hi/story about belonging and not belonging; about the drag as well as the privilege of ancestry, and the objects and expectations that define and determine the life paths of individuals born into certain families. How and where does such privilege sit today? Where does it help and where does it hinder – both the individual and society at large?

Clarke’s long-term project about her Victorian great-great-great-grandfather George Richmond’s portraits provides the central focus. Audio and images from this project are presented alongside extracts from Clarke’s own childhood & adult diaries in an attempt to better understand herself, her family and the ever-sustaining, and yet in many ways unsustainable set up of the British Class system in the 21st century. Ancestry is an identity that spans beyond the lifetime of an individual. It reaches back into the past and looks forward to a future that is not yet here, with blood as the binding thread.

We have been here for six hundred years.

2ND NOVEMBER IN BIRMINGHAM:

IN THE PINK - MAGAZINE LAUNCH EVENT
GRAND UNION BIRMINGHAM AS PART OF SHOUT FESTIVAL
FEATURING QUEER ENCOUNTER WITH TWIGGY BIRMINGHAM
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Between 1986 and 1990, 'In The Pink' was a free LGBT+ newspaper published monthly at the Trade Union Resource Centre in Digbeth and distributed to groups, pubs, and clubs around the West Midlands. The paper's content varied from interview and listings to more political articles, thought pieces and health advice.

For this year's festival, SHOUT Artist in Residence Sean Burns has edited a new issue of the paper, referencing the original formatting and commissioning a new collective of voices to reflect on Birmingham in the 1980s, discuss personal and collective histories and address some of the matters facing LGBTQ+ people in the region today.

With contributions from Clare Lyndsy, Danni Ebanks-Ingram, Elly Clarke, Harry Alimo, James Bartholomew, James Lawrence Slattery, Kim McAleese, Olivia Sparrow, Rhiannon Williams, Rico Johnson-Sinclair, Ryan Kearney, Sarah Dolman, Sean Burns, Trevor Pitt and Twiggy.

Join us for a pre-festival 'In The Pink' launch party at Grand Union on Friday 2nd November from 6 pm as part of November’s Digbeth First Friday and be the first to see this new edition. Issues will be distributed at venues across the Gay Village and the West Midlands throughout November.

(Image credit: Elly Clarke, 2018 from 'Queer Encounter: Twiggy' featured in 'In The Pink', 2018)

LAST SUMMER IN KING'S CROSS (AND NOW ONLINE):
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Jane Moloney on the rooftop of The Driver, January 2018. Photo: Elly Clarke

QUEER ENCOUNTERS IN KINGS CROSS ONLINE.

SEE WRITE UP FROM CAMDEN NEW JOURNAL about QUEER ENCOUNTERS KING'S CROSS
Out Down in King's Cross

QUEEER ENCOUNTERS - A QUEER HISTORY OF KINGS CROSS features traces of encounters Elly Clarke had with 11 individuals in or as close to the sites of their memories. The project was shown this summer at the Everyman Cinema King's Cross and is now viewable online HERE with the audio on Soundcloud.

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FRIDAY 25TH MA: #Sergina presents: BACKUP BUDDY at Fail Better, Birmingham, 18:30. Facebook Invite

_ _ PRINTS FOR SALE _ _ from my 2006-7 Moscow to Beijing project. All are editions of 5, hand printed from negative by me in 2007 during a residency at The Banff Centre. Please contact me if you are interested in buying one. All measure 30"x40". They are in Berlin but can be shipped. Click on the image for more info. Download a catalogue from one of the many exhibitions these prints and this project have been in HERE.

Print Sale! March 2018

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THANKS TO ALL WHO CAME TO MY & VLADIMIR BJELICIC'S LECTURE PERFORMANCE at TRANSMEDIALE last weekend, as part of the Hard Feelings Panel with convivial studio, Emile Devereaux, Helen Pritchard, Eric Snodgrass and Magda Ty?lik-Carver. The 15 min performance 'Is My Body Out of Date?' was screenrecorded - SEE BELOW

QUEER ENCOUNTERS KINGS CROSS - showing 26th June-25th July at Everyman Cinema Kings Cross.

Queer Encounters in Kings Cross

THURSDAY 9TH NOVEMBER - SOHO20 BROOKLYN

On the night of 9th November #Sergina made a live cyber appearance at the opening of Amanda Turner Pohan's exhibition Linqox Criss on the River Ilissus at SOHO20 Gallery in Bushwick, Brooklyn beamed in from her temporary abode in Tottenham, North London #PhoneMeDontWrite #TalkToMeDontText #ComeAndSeeMeDontChat #KissMeDontSkype #TouchMySkinItsReal #SmellMeImAlive #TasteMeimDelicious

More info HERE.

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#SERGINA'S SONG ON CRUSH FICTION RELEASED BY WICKED HAG

Crush Fiction - Wicked Hag's second compilation album of #berlinmusicians launches on Friday 10th November 2017 and Ser Gina's song about a crushed crush crushed because of her lover’s stronger crush on her network - with music by Simon Clark - is on it. Digital download. Beautiful zine with song texts and additional pieces by all musicians plus invited writers that you can hold in your hand to boot - pre order HERE

#heonlywantsmeformynetwork

Pre-order Crush Fiction now // released 10.11 #newrelease #crushfiction #lostlove #futuredisappointment #boybands #neverwas #mighthavebeen #synthpop #newpop #wickedhag

NEW ARTICLE ABOUT #SERGINA: You're Never Alone With A Mobile Phone: Essay by Magda Tyzlik Carver about #Sergina written following my Remote Intimacy residency & commission at Fabrica Gallery in association with Brighton Digital Festival last year: http://ellyclarke.com/index.php?/news/sergina-by-magda-tyzlik-carver/

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SUMMARY: I'm interested in the impact of the digital upon the physical - in terms of the body, objects, sense of self, sense of place, sense of past, present & future. I explore this through photography, music, curatorial, selling and participatory projects and performance - online and offline. Click HERE for a 10 minute video intro of my work by Oona Friedrichs and Julian Beyer.

#Sergina meets Katherine von Bora
In May my mother Anne Boileau and I met in our respective drags and tried to have a conversation about prayer, posing, horse shit and trans historical travel. Work in progress.

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<<<>>> Interview and portraits with Elly Clarke and #Sergina by Milica Kolari? at Club Drugstore. Click on the image to view the article in Serbian or HERE in English.

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<<<>>> Physical/Digital 'drawing' commission with interactive Google Map for Love Camden based on 2015 commission Camden Encounters.

William Kennedy with portrait of his great grandmother Cecilia Richmond, daughter of the artist.

TWO MAJOR ONGOING PROJECTS:

1. THE GEORGE RICHMOND PORTRAIT PROJECT

Tracing portraits by my great great great grandfather George Richmond RA (1809-1896) to private homes - and to the same families that commissioned them - in order to photograph both the portraits and their current owners in situ. I am also conducting audio interviews with the people I am meeting, both about the portraits and the people in them. Themes: #Inheritance #Portraiture #VictorianEra #Family #BritishSociety


Instantaneous Culture by Oona Friedrichs and Julian Beyer from Sergina on Vimeo.

2. #SERGINA - online/offline musical drag performances about the negotiation between the physical & digital body, explored via music, video and live performances. #Sergina performs both alone and with other bodies, often simultaneously in different places, linked up over Google Hangout and live broadcast via YouTube - and also music videos. For most of what #Sergina does, collaboration is key. Themes: #Identity #Drag #Simultaneity #OnlineOffline #PhysicalDigital

Find #Sergina's music HERE.