I’m Going To Tell You About My Life
‘I’m Going To Tell You About My Life’ is a performative action conceived by Spanish artist Esther Ferrer. The piece brings together a group of volunteer signers and non-signers, speaking in sign language and in various spoken languages, who introduce themselves to an audience.
Taking a different meaning each time it’s performed, the piece advocates for a pluralist society by presenting language as a palpable manifestation of diversity. “The less languages we are able to speak,” believes Ferrer, “the easier it will be to impose a single way of thinking”.
Supported by Glasgow International, Project Ability and the Office for Cultural and Scientific Affairs of the Embassy of Spain in London.
Sun 22 April
Esther Ferrer with Louise Ahl and Fritz Welch, Jessica Higgins, Sandra Johnston, and Pester & Rossi
Developed in parallel to Esther Ferrer’s performative action I’m Going To Tell You About My Life, MINIMAL/POOR/PRESENT features a performance piece by the Spanish live art pioneer, as well as four new commissions by UK-based artists loosely inspired by her work. Jointly, the two projects claim a continuity and intensified relevance for Ferrer’s wide-ranging artistic legacy in the context of Brexit, amidst global instability and deepening social tensions.
After a lifetime of practice, much of it in exile, Ferrer believes her work to be at its strongest when she uses primarily her own body, keeping props and other elements to a minimum. Anarchism remains a central theme for her.
Full event details to follow.
Supported by Glasgow International and the Office for Cultural and Scientific Affairs of the Embassy of Spain in London
Mon 23 April
Foreign Language for Beginners
Performance by the Romanian artist, Irina Gheorghe.
Free, no booking required.
Sun 22nd April, 3.30-4pm