New Queers on the Block and Unlimited commission Oozing Gloop
Over the past 12 months, The Marlborough Theatre’s touring and artist development programme New Queers on the Block have been working with partners across the country to programme, nurture and commission artists from various backgrounds, ages and levels of experience.
Along the way, we have been working with Unlimited to support artists with specific access requirements onto our programme and take them on tour. So it is with utmost excitement that we announce that we will be co-commissioning Oozing Gloop’s new show GLOOPTOPIA.
Inspiring people to re-imagine the structures that govern their lives and defying usual understanding of meaning and belonging, this world to come is run via a new economy of government- COMMUCRACY.
But what is Glooptopia? What is Commucracy?
Oozing Gloop will go on an epic trip to find this out. They will travel to abandoned islands, halls of history and places of family legacy to find psychoactive solutions for psychopathetic citizens trapped behind the very screens that are there to help them communicate! From the highest to the lowest Oozing Gloop will seek to link the universal to the particular to revive the democratic impulse and pose the communist hypothesis.
This project is a direct challenge to the notion that people with Autism “struggle with social imagination” and also to the simple fact it’s easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism.
GLOOPTOPIA will premiere in February 2020 with the New Queers on the Block Tour at Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (Brighton), Theatre in the Mill (Bradford), Home Live Art (Hastings) and Art BnB (Blackpool). Dates and tickets on sale soon!
Oozing Gloop is the worlds leading green autistic drag queen. Their 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. This is manifested through an interdisciplinary practice of philosophy, performance, photography, installation, sculpture, film, politics, social media and tattoo in which there is no hierarchy of mediums.
GLOOPTOPIA is commissioned by New Queers on The Block and Unlimited, celebrating the work of disabled artists with funding from 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).