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EDGING
LINA BEMBE & MAX DISGRACE / MATT CARTER / RICHARD HEALY / ANNETTE KENNERLEY / LEN LUKOWSKI / LIZ ROSENFELD / JAMES SWEETBAUM / JOHN WALTER / IAN WOOLDRIDGE

Sat 28 Apr 2018 / Doors open 7.30pm / Event: 8pm-11pm

LUX, Waterlow Park Centre
£5 / £3 (concession)
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CGII: EDGING RESOURCE PDF Download with event information, map and work descriptions from the night.

Doors open at 7.30pm, with the event starting promptly at 8pm. No admission after 8pm, as the park will be closed.

THIS QUEER LIMBO, LINGERING
IN LIMINAL DUSK.
SLOW’S PROGRESS. LATENT, LADEN
EVERYTHING IS HORIZONTAL.

“Edging [definition]: Coming nearly close to climax or ejaculation, then purposefully stopping sexual stimulation in order to delay the same…”
-www.urbandictionary.com

“…[cruising] isn’t only about the goal of sex… There are many levels of erotic investment and fantasy that exist in the idea of the possible, the potential, but the wholly unrealized encounter.”
-Mark Turner, Backward Glances, 2003, pg 61

“Relax your eyelids; focus on the darkness. This is your time to relax. You don’t need to think about anything except being right here, right in this moment, with me.”
-Cosmin TRG, In Your Body (original mix) , 2017

Exploring the complex interaction between environment, duration and behaviour within cruising sites, EDGING reworks the space that LUX occupies in Waterlow Park for one evening, bringing together a range of contemporary perspectives and experiences of cruising through moving image, sound and performance throughout the building and garden. EDGING explores the methodologies of cruising beyond the site of sexual encounter, proposing a state of queer limbo and destabilised liminality as ways to enable connection, interaction, chance and shared resistance.

With thanks to Mark Turner, author Backward Glances: Cruising the Queer Streets of New York and London (Reaktion Books, 2003), all of the participating artists, Cinenova and Judith Carlton/CGP London

 

WORKS
Lina Bembe & Max Disgrace, Tribute (2018), HD video, black & white, stereo, 7’30
courtesy the artists

Matt Carter, Untitled_>_II_I<< (2018), durational A/V installation and performance

Richard Healy, The Pines (2014), HD video, colour, stereo, 4’50
courtesy the artist

Richard Healy, Lubricants & Literature (2016), HD video, colour, stereo, 7’50
courtesy the artist

Annette Kennerley, Sex, Lies, Religion, (1993), 16mm, B&W, sound, 6’30
courtesy the artist and Cinenova

Len Lukowski, Abney Park Cemetery Story 
courtesy the artist

James Sweetbaum, One Turkish Please (2001), SD video, colour, stereo, 11’40
courtesy the artist

Liz Rosenfeld & James Sweetbaum, liz/james/stillholes (2005/2017), SD video, colour, stereo, 8’12
courtesy the artists

John Walter, Dream Season Part One (2016), HD video, colour, stereo, 6’19
courtesy the artist

John Walter, Dream Season Part Two (2016), HD video, colour, stereo, 5’00
courtesy the artist

Ian Wooldridge, Soft Furnishings II (2018), two-screen, HD video, colour, silent, 28min loop
courtesy the artist

 


This event is part of CRUISING GROUND II (CGII), a continuation of LUX’s 2017 programme CRUISING GROUND, in collaboration with CRUSEV, which engaged with the 50th anniversary of the repeal of the Sexual Offences Act 1967, taking the ponds and cruising areas of LUX’s neighbouring Hampstead Heath as a departure point to explore the geographic and cultural landscape of LUX. CRUISING GROUND II features a public programme of screenings, performances, workshops, and writing, and culminates with the launch of a newly commissioned work by artist Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay.

Matt Carter, UNTITLED_> _II _I<<, 2018

About

CRUSEV

Cruising the Seventies: Unearthing Pre-HIV/AIDS Queer Sexual Cultures (CRUSEV) explores LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) social and sexual cultures of the 1970s, and their significance for LGBTQ people across Europe now and in the future. CRUSEV reconstructs aspects of LGBTQ cultures and interactions from the 1970s, the decade before HIV/AIDS, to consider what this knowledge can contribute to queer politics and identity in Europe’s present and future. The three-year research project is financed by the European funding agency HERA, under HERA’s ‘Uses of the Past’ theme.

www.crusev.ed.ac.uk // @cruisingthe70s