Lunchtime Talk
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.

Tom Marshman by Paul Samual White

Tom Marshman by Paul Samual White


Tom Marshman

Tom Marshman

Tom’s practice honours the art of conversation and creates spaces that enable people to share their stories.

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.

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