PSX: A Decade of Performance Art in the U.K.

VSSL Studio (London)
Ugly Duck (London)
]performance s p a c e [ (Folkestone)

Group Exhibition

Ron Athey, Benjamin Sebastian, Bean, Poppy Jackson, Nina Arsenault, Keioui Keijaun Thomas, Nicholas Tee, Jade Montserrat, hancock & kelly, Kris Canavan & Elizabeth Short (performing as Nick Kilby).
Original copy: “In 2021, after ten journeys around the sun, our bodies soaked in blood, sweat, tears, eco-glitter, ]performance s p a c e[ celebrated our 10th anniversary with a special programme looking to the past, present and future(s) of performance art in the UK. PSX is a proudly intergenerational programme, marking both our international and local constellations, and foregrounding the contirbutions of queer, Trans*, POC & womxn artists.

We chose 10 epochal photographs from our archive which typify the energy, attitude and ethos of the artists ]ps[ works with. Explicit, unapologetic & poetic; these images act as portals to various collaborations, geographies and moments from our past, while projecting that energy into our future(s). The exhibition took place in both Folkestone and London, and each opening was marked with live performances by Ash McNaughton and Lise Boucon (Folkestone) and PSX Studio Bursary artists Kelvin Atmadibrata and Adriana Disman (London).”

Curated by ]performance s p a c e [. Photographic Documentation by Manuel Vason, Andrea Abbatangelo, Marco Beradi, Anna Martino, Alethea Raban, Paul Samuel White. With support from and thanks to Ash McNaughton, VSSL Studio & Ugly Duck. Funded by Arts Council England.