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Singing Girls

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Singing girls

A conversation between Jamie Crewe & Sharon Kivland

Monday 7th March, 19:00

As a companion to the exhibition But what was most awful was a girl who was singing, which continues at Transmission until 26th March, Jamie Crewe has invited artist and writer Sharon Kivland to collaborate on a set of readings responding to the work.

Jamie's works in the gallery take inspiration from James Bidgood's abandoned adaptation of Jean Genet's play The Balcony, and expand from this to draw in themes of revolutionary fervour, student politicisation and transfemininity. One of these works is an anecdotal text describing a 'revolutionary cocktail evening' from 2008, which was organised by Sharon, Jamie's then-tutor at Sheffield Hallam University. For Singing girls Jamie will revisit this text and this passed moment, using excerpts from The Balcony and recently unearthed webcam videos of the artist at 19, while Sharon will read new writing that addresses menswear, regalia and the women of The Balcony. There will then be time for questions and conversation.

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