Lauren Steinberg Performance W . I . P

“This is a story of art without markets, drama without a script, narrative without progress. The queer art of failure turns on the impossible, the improbable, the unlikely, and the unremarkable. It quietly loses, and in losing it imagines other goals for life, for love, for art, and for being.”
― J.

Jack Halberstam, The Queer Art of Failure

W . I . P functions as a performance that embraces the art of failure by queering, clowning and exhausting contemporary references to class and gender through the sport of polo. A continuation of Steinberg’s own exploration of American heritage through her families career in horse breeding W . I . P uses the aesthetics of polo/steeplechasing to set up a system that turns failure on its head.

Lauren Steinberg (USA) is an interdisciplinary artist from New York who recently graduated with MFA Performance from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She creates queer uncanny spaces and uses endurance performance, muscle memory, sound, pumping, inflation and deflation to illustrate what is means to witness assimilation from both sides. She has performed at multiple locations including Links Hall, DfbrL8R and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. http://lauren-steinberg.com

Part of our Queer Futures public programme and exhibition exploring narratives for queer resistance, from mythology and folklore to speculative science fiction. The programme will include performances, screenings, discussions and workshops and each event will leave a contribution in the space to form a gradually expanding archive.

This event is free and everyone is welcome.

Image: Lauren Steinberg, American Steeplechase, 2017. Credit: Michelle Murphy.

▼ Show More Information

12 Princes Street, W1B 2LL
London
14 April , Saturday 15:00

More Events Nearby

 21 December , Friday
 O2 Academy Brixton, London
 18 December , Tuesday
 The SSE Arena, Wembley, Wembley
 10 January , Thursday
 Everywhere, London
 04 January , Friday
 Bexleyheath Marriott Hotel, Bexleyheath
 18 December , Tuesday
 The SSE Arena, Wembley, Wembley
 12 January , Saturday
 New Cross Inn, London
 18 December , Tuesday
 Royal Albert Hall, London
 22 December , Saturday
 Royal Albert Hall, London
 05 January , Saturday
 The Cockpit, London
 29 December , Saturday
 New Cross Inn, London
 10 January , Thursday
 Bafta, London
 20 December , Thursday
 Horns Watford, Watford
 31 December , Monday
 Kingsmeadow, London
 31 December , Monday
 Railway Club Feltham, London
 22 December , Saturday
 Pelton Arms, London
 05 January , Saturday
 New Cross Inn, London
 27 December , Thursday
 The SSE Arena, Wembley, Wembley
 31 December , Monday
 Alzheimer's Society, London
 05 January , Saturday
 Holiday Inn London - Kensington Forum, London
 20 December , Thursday
 O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London
 31 December , Monday
 Funzing UK, London
 01 January , Tuesday
 UCL, London
 30 December , Sunday
 KOKO London, London
 18 December , Tuesday
 Royal Albert Hall, London
 31 December , Monday
 Funzing UK, London
 16 December , Sunday
 St. Johns Church Erith, Erith
 30 December , Sunday
 The Official London Eye, London
 04 January , Friday
 London, United Kingdom, London
 31 December , Monday
 Funzing UK, London
 29 December , Saturday
 Dagenham Roundhouse, Dagenham
 21 December , Friday
 Luna - The home of live music, London
 23 December , Sunday
 Pond Square Chapel, London, Greater London
 22 December , Saturday
 The Arts Centre, Hounslow, Hounslow
 24 December , Monday
 St. Johns Church Erith, Erith
 16 December , Sunday
 St. Johns Church Erith, Erith