Drag and Drop: performance and technology
Watershed in Bristol, Tuesday 19th March 2024

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Drag and Drop: performance and technology

An event held at Watershed on Tuesday 19th March. The event starts at 17:30 and finishes at 20:30. The event has been tagged in the lgbtq+, drag, talks and workshops & classes categories.
How has drag performance changed over covid? What effect has technology had on how we perform? How might we give voice to new parts of ourselves through technology?

Join us for an evening of discussion and workshopping as we dive into the themes of drag, gender, alter-egos, and technology.

In collaboration with, and supported by, the fantastic Container Magazine - an online magazine that takes a human look at technology, exploring how people use it for creative projects, community-building and social justice.

// Line up //

‘Technologies of Drag’ Introductory Talk

Oluwatayo Adewole is a writer, critic and multidisciplinary artist. His interest lies in forms being pushed to the limit. The talk will explore how shifting technologies are changing the landscape of drag and queer performance.

‘Dragging Away to Drag Towards: Alter Ego Dinner Party Workshop’

Elly Clarke is an artist and researcher interested in the performance as well as the burden (‘the drag’) of the physical body in an increasingly digitally mediated world. They will take us through their workshop, which you can read in their own words:

“First of all, this workshop is meant to be fun - to offer an escape, an adventure, time away from non-stop doom scrolling, or from performing y/our same repertoire of (professional / personal / social / online and offline) identities.

The workshop will culminate in a non-broadcasted highly flawed performance/ read through of whatever collectively seeps out. There is zero expectation of any person in this workshop having any previous experience of acting or drag/ging in any direction. You can participate with your body and/or your disappearing messages. ”