As part of CRUISING GROUND, LUX and CRUSEV have commissioned artist Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay to produce a new work in response to some of the ideas and themes explored during the past year of programming and research. TREES ARE FAGS will take the form of an audioguide combining narrated passages and a score of gestural cues, inviting the participant to apply the choreography and aesthetics of cruising to a walk in a park or forested area, or anywhere where trees are visible. The audioguide will be programmed to select and shuffle narrated and musical material, making the listening experience unique for each participant.
The work has also been developed in response to LUX’s geographical location and will become part of the LUX Collection, available on a number of devices that can be borrowed from the organisation’s space in Waterlow Park. In addition to these, the work will also be accessible on personal devices anywhere via the Internet and will therefore be translatable to any number of locations and sites – limited only by the audience’s imagination.
TREES ARE FAGS will be launched on Friday 11 May 2018, marking the end of the CRUISING GROUND II programme and the beginning the work’s existence in the public realm. LUX will reopen at 7pm with a discussion between Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay, CRUSEV and LUX, which will be the first opportunity to listen to and participate in the new work. To continue the celebrations, Nemerofsky Ramsay has been invited to curate a special edition of the literary salon event Naked Boys Reading taking place straight after from 8:30pm: NAKED BOYS READING: CRUISING ADRIAN’S LIBRARY