Writing for the Toxic Voice

Lou Lou Sainsbury, 1667: Not Alive, Just Living, 2019. Research Still - Work in Progress. Courtesy the artist
Lou Lou Sainsbury, 1667: Not Alive, Just Living, 2019. Research Still - Work in Progress. Courtesy the artist
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How can words and images be used to dismantle and challenge representations that inherently hold moments of violence and vulnerability? Hosted by Lou Lou Sainsbury, Writing for the Toxic Voice explores writing and drawing as modes for disarming systemic violence. The workshop departs from their new live-performance and research 1667: Not Alive Just Living, which probes issues in contemporary toxicity, right-wing extremism, queer and ecological activism and historical scapegoats including the figure of the vampire. In this workshop, we will work collectively to develop and explore multiple positions within historical, interpersonal, scientific and poetic languages.


Join the live performance 1667: Not Alive, Just Living by Lou Lou Sainsbury on Thu 8 Aug.

Lou Lou Sainsbury is a non-binary artist, filmmaker, musician and writer based in London. They make things about strange and close encounters, seeking exploratory and intimate approaches to understand technology, power, and how living beings are represented in these structures. Lou Lou uses sloppy words, noisy performances and unstable images, creating treacherous and embodied fables for utopian thinking. They were an associate artist at Open School East (2017) and recently co-founded Remote Control (2019), an artist collective working with video and performance.

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