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@Disturbance #5

@Disturbance is an interdisciplinary, experimental artistic residency & development programme.
  • Start: 22nd June, 2024 @ 5:00PM
  • End: 23rd June, 2024 @ 9:30PM
  • Ugly Duck, 47-49 Tanner Street SE1 3PL
For further information, please contact general@uglyduck.org.uk

Ugly Duck Bermondsey is excited to announce the first ever summer edition of @Disturbance, taking place on Saturday June 22 & Sunday June 23.

Following the success of previous programmes championing LGBTQIA+ performance, video and digital artists, @Disturbance makes maximum use of Ugly Duck’s Tanner Street location, a former Victorian factory with multiple spaces. A surreal outdoor party will lead to an interactive indoor set, full of wonder and the unexpected.

@Disturbance is an interdisciplinary, experimental artistic residency & development programme. It champions & supports emerging LGBTQIA+ artists with: space, technical assistance, mentoring, press training. The program culminates in hybrid & immersive public performances showcased live at Ugly Duck & online.

Our goal is to enhance experimentation, documentation and accessibility of queer performance art through cutting-edge live streaming and online tools.

June’s live performances will be accompanied by a simultaneous online stream, enabling audiences unable to travel to experience @Disturbance in full effect. @Disturbance remains committed to promoting accessibility and fostering a supportive and inclusive environment for radical, diverse and queer artists.

This year, @Disturbance features five artists:

Alex Billingham, Samiir Saunders, Ace Rahman, Kobi Essah Ayensuo and Ella Frost, performing live and on giant video screens. @Distrubance is entirely artist-led and is curated by Deen Atger. Other contributions come courtesy of Lucy Nurnberg who will design the exterior installation, Mahalia Henry-Richards taking care of graphic design, set designer Knives, who has a film background and poet Oduenyi Nwike lending their multifaceted skills to @Disturbance as a key part of the team.

@Disturbance 2024 promises to be an unforgettable journey into the realms of creativity identity, and collective expression.