MILK + BLOOD
Presented by BACKLIT Gallery.
Appropriating the sport of boxing for thirteen two minute rounds of mental and physical grit.
The performance is a fixed image of endurance and struggle embellished in gold. The artist strides and shuffles around his opponent, a milk bleeding punch bag, while reciting epithetic phrases and mantric incantations, responding to personal traumas, societal ills, corrupt politics and barbaric conflict. The performance becomes a metaphor for an ephemeral battle against the tribulations of postmodernity.
In this uncompromising performance Franko B returns to the seminal aesthetics of the wound. Milk will bleed, but blood is still the story.
Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions)
Duration: 1hr 30mins
Suitable for 16+
For more info: www.backlit.org.uk
Milk + Blood is a collaboration with a/political and BACKLIT Gallery and is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. With thanks to project partner ArtsAdmin and media partners This is Tomorrow and ArtRabbit.