Toxteth TV: Physical Fest: In order to find myself, I had to lose myself.
Times: 13:30 - 16:00
“IN ORDER TO FIND MYSELF, I HAD TO LOSE MYSELF. IDENTITY IS JUST A
– GOLD MARIA AKANBI
SAT 26TH JUNE / 1:30PM & 4:00PM
Venue: Toxteth TV, L8 1XE
Admission: Free / Suggested donation of £5
(Bookings required due to seating capacity)
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Coming to Toxeth TV, Female Bursary Award winner Gold Maria Akanbi
presents, “In Order To Find Myself. Identity Is But A Perception.” This
conceptual performance piece asks whether or not the monolithic concept
and representation of Blackness leads to the erasure of individuality, a
plethora of cultures, and the fight of intersectional peoples. By
addressing how educating on ‘Blackness’ can lead to a subsuming of one’s
identity, Gold hopes to probe how the Black Body is viewed and formed.
Gold Maria Akanbi is a British-Nigerian multidisciplinary artist that
focuses on neurodiversity, epigenetic trauma, alternative healing
modalities, and ecological relationships. Gold has also recently
released her new book ‘Woman3rd’.
This performance piece is part of the Physical Fest 2021. Physical Fest
2021 is the UK’s only international physical theatre festival that
returns to Liverpool this June for an 8-day extravaganza of live &
online performance, conversation & workshops, brought to you by the
city’s own Tmesis Theatre. Running from the 25th June until the 2nd July
there is plenty for everyone.
Tickets and information for all the performances at this year’s Physical
Fest can be found at https://www.tmesistheatre.com/