PROJECTS

S.L.A.G

Present

After losing my virginity at 17 to a not very nice man who just got out of prison in his late 20’s, I embarked on my sexual awakening to become a slag…. Apparently. A confessional journey about sexual mistakes, gossip, consent, birthing a child, what sex is like in your 30’s and what it feels like to be seen as a bit of goer. A new autobiographical, feminist and interactive show exploring the sexualisation of women and girls and how that impacts their relationship to their sexuality, S.L.A.G is being presented as part of Camden People's Theatre feminist festival Calm Down Dear

CHAV

2018 - Present

CHAV is a classy, dirty and noisy autobiographical journey, which playfully explores and comments on working-class femininity, and how we both lose and reclaim ourselves through our lived experience of class and gender identity.​ The work was developed with the support of Camden Peoples Theatre's Starting Blocks programme in March 2018 where I had the opportunity to create a piece of theatre that I had wanted to make for a very long time, exploring working class femininity and my relationship to higher education. The work debuted as part of CPT's Common People Festival in October 2018 and will tour in Spring 2020.

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT?

Tate Exchange, Tate Modern, London: 28th May – 2nd June 2018

Sidney Gallery, Canterbury: 9th - 10th February 2018 

 

I worked with students from Astor College in Dover to create a live art presentation of young people’s perspective on class and gender identity, which developed through a process of creative workshops. The work builds on the WNWN project, and is part of collaborative research between David Bates (Canterbury Christ Church University) and Licia Cianetti (Royal Holloway, University of London), which considers different aspects of the process of ‘othering’. 

LADA Residency: Class and Privilege

I have been an artist-in-residence with the Live Art Development Agency (LADA) researching class and cultural privilege through workshops with working class communities. The residency was double-pronged: I had two weeks at the LADA Study Room and then worked with Canterbury Christ Church University, on an outreach project with young people from Valley Kids, Wales and Astor College, Dover. As part of the LADA residency, I interviewed working class artists Scottee, Selina Thompson, Cath Hoffman and Simon Casson of Duckie.  These interviews will be collated in two documents I am writing: A Study Guide: Let's Get Classy and a Toolkit: Ways of Getting Classy which will be launched with LADA Summer 2018. 

Waste Not, Want Not

WNWN was the result of the LADA and CCCU residency and the young people from Valley Kids, Wales and Astor College, Dover. I travelled to both groups and ran creative workshops on politics and live art and encouraged the participants to create their artworks and to become the artist. WNWN was an interactive live artwork which included two static installations: The House of Horrors and The Booth, and a collection of pop-up performances; Fish n Chips, Pink or Blue, Pennies & Pounds, Escape Reality, Balloon Man, ChavRat, and The Border of Society. The installation was presented at the Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury, February 2017, and at the Tate Modern, London, April 2017.

Soil Dispositions

In 2011, I collaborated with Dr Lynne McCarthy to develop a project for The Immigrant Movement International, organised by Tania Bruguera, where artists who were commenting on, or working with displaced communities, were invited to make an artistic intervention. McCarthy's project: Soil Dispositions, worked with the Irish Traveller community who were violently evicted from Dale Farm, by Basildon council from land they owned. The project has been cited in Professor Alan Read’s book, Theatre and Law (2016). 

http://immigrant-movement.us/wordpress/lynne-mccarthy-kelly-green/

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