Fri 3 Jul 13:00-14:00 at YouTube Live
Queering, Archives & Performance
For this talk Studio Resident & Performer Tom Marshman & Jeanie Sinclair, Historian touch on research methods, embodiment of characters, ethics & how creative tech lead to the making of the theatre show A Haunted Existence.
This Lunchtime Talk will be broadcast live on Watershed's YouTube channel
Tom has been a practicing artist for 21 years, and produced over 60 projects, across many mediums, including - museum audio-tours, theatre & cabaret. Actively encouraging dialogue with participants, through socially engaged processes such as ‘Tea Parties’, allowing evocative glimpses into everyday life, letting me tell engaging, poetic & unpretentious stories. An overarching theme of Tom’s work is that of the outsider & their story, particularly regarding the LGBTQ+ experience, stories that been omitted through archival silence.
Jeanie Sinclair is a historian, researcher and curator interested in turning archive silences into archive noise. She uses archives to explore hidden and alternative histories, and how history and memory can be performed as a way of subverting archival power structures to disrupt existing historical narratives.
Tom and Jeanie will discuss their approach and how they worked together during the R&D for the theatre show - A Haunted Existence - and the unexpected places the research took them too. Tom will also touch on the work he has been doing during Lockdown.
Join us on Fri 3rd July, 13:00-14:00 for the talk and to take part in the discussion afterwards.