Future Network Shorts is a brand new monthly programme, that showcases 6 artists from a range of different artforms and practices. Each artists will host a 15 minute sharing of their work online across our social media platforms, so make sure you’re following Metal Culture UK on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to avoid missing out. More information about the programme can be found here
1PM: STORMY J
// Stormy J will be playing her favourite bubbly house and UK Garage tracks to lift your spirits!
// Stormy J is a broadcaster, DJ and music journalist. She hosts a bimonthly radio show at Totally Wired Radio, the audio companion to Fred Perry and has written features for Gaffer, gal-dem and Dazed. Originally from Southend on Sea, Stormy J is now based in London. Keep in touch with her work by following her on Instagram at @stormyj_music
2PM: DANIEL & CLARA
// Walking in Circles: Zoom
// Walking in Circles – a virtual stroll. A guided virtual-walk along the route Daniel and Clara take daily around Mersea Island (using googlemaps, video clips and field recordings) with reflections on the impact that place has on our creative practice and how this has changed during lockdown. This presentation will be part artist talk, part live performance in which the inner and outer experiences of landscape seamlessly blend.
3PM: RACHAEL HOUSE
Lockdown Comics: Instagram live
// Join Rachael on Instagram live for a performative reading of her Lockdown Comics. Rachael is Currently drawing comics and posting them on her Instagram. During lockdown She’s been surprised to be reaching so many people, and how meaningful this contact has been. Her social media has become a site for her socially engaged art, in a way that she wouldn’t have anticipated. “It reminds me of posting out zines in the 1990s, and receiving letters and traded zines in return, there was an exchange and intimacy. On Instagram of course, it’s more immediate, but can be similarly moving.”
6PM: PIERCE STARRE
// Pierce is a Liverpool based performance artist who situates their personal experience within a broader social and political context. Their artworks provide the viewer with an opportunity to be immersed within an embodied experience, creating a platform for connection, reflection, and discussion. Their previous work has explored their lived experience of being a Child of Deaf Adults, and has critiqued the restrictive nature of institutional frameworks. Through Drip, Pierce has established SPILL YER TEA, an accessible and all inclusive experimental Live Art and Performance Art event that takes place at Constellations in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle.
7PM: CHARLEY GENEVER & LUKHMANN ALI
// Join Charley and Lukhmann on Instgram Live where they will be sharing poems, playing with auto-complete poetry writing, and chatting about the Peterborough poetry scene.
//Charley Genever is a poet, writer, and creative producer. Living and working from Peterborough, she is a former Peterborough Poet Laureate, vice chair of the Syntax Poetry Festival committee, manager of the Peterborough Poet Laureate and Young Poet Laureate programmes, and produces her own quarterly spoken word night ‘Freak Speak’.
// Lukhmann is a young spoken word artist based out of Peterborough. His work is largely based on his experience growing up as a third generation migrant. He is currently working on community based intiatives, focusing on; cross cultural dialogue and mental health within the south Asian community.
8PM: BLUE SAINT
Mémoire: Instagram Live
// Mémoire, a journey through the highlights of Blue Saint’s life from his childhood and adolescence to his current age, both in Africa and the United Kingdom.
// Blue Saint, is a Congolese and British rapper, singer-songwriter, spoken word poet and producer. Over his music career he has developed an eclectic musical style that draws on a range of influences and genres, often combining and blending elements of hip-hop, RnB and electronic music. Blue Saint’s music lyrically incorporates a range of political, social, philosophical and cultural references with themes usually centred around social injustices. His project’s tend to be conceptual in nature, having released a series of concept EPs tilted Enter Mynd.