The Urgency of the Arts Lecture Series: Whiskey Chow & Victoria Sin
19 February 2020 | 4pm 5.30pm
Battersea, Gorvy Lecture Theatre
Join us for the next talk in the Urgency of The Arts lecture series, with Whiskey Chao and Victoria Sin.
Whiskey Chow (b. 1989) is a London-based performance artist and drag king. Her art practice engages with broadly defined political issues, covering a range of related topics: from female and queer masculinity, problematizing the nation-state across geographic boundaries, to stereotypical projections of Chinese/Asian identity. Her performance is interdisciplinary, combining embodied performance with moving image and experimental sound pieces. Whiskey has been involved in feminist and LGBTQ activism in China since she was twenty. She has been working closely with local queer communities in Guangzhou, contributing as actor, co-playwright and sound designer in the production of For Vaginas’ Sake (將陰道獨白到底，the original Chinese version of The Vagina Monologues). Whiskey has been active in community-theatre-based gender education in southern China. She has also led a number of queer cultural events, curating the first Chinese LGBTQ music festival (愛人同志音樂會，Lover Comrades Concert) in Guangzhou in 2013.
Victoria Sin (b. 1991, Toronto CA) is an artist using speculative fiction within performance, moving image, writing, and print to interrupt normative processes of desire, identification, and objectification. Drawing from close personal encounters of looking and wanting, their work presents heavily constructed fantasy narratives on the often unsettling experience of the physical within the social body.