Doing research on the intersection of femicide + age.
20 December, 7pm, Friends House 173-177 Euston Rd, London NW1 2BJ Reclaiming the Crone – or “If I’m not in on Friday I may be dead’. Through an immersive lecture/performance, ‘the crone’ is reclaimed as a powerful and majestic counterpoison to femicide by GraceGraceGrace, a collective which employs the intersection of ageing and gender as the wellspring for their work.
GraceGraceGrace make visible an invisible crisis: femicide of older woman, asking why society fails these victims. Through a provocative interactive performance, followed by a response/conversation, they approach the question through self-identification as ‘crones’: identifying as ‘older’, their performance is one of situated knowledge in the ageing female body. They focus on the fact that Invisibility, devaluation and derision towards the older woman, added to everyday misogyny, results in a disproportionate number of women over 55 being murdered by men every year. Many cases are dismissed as accidents and not investigated— ‘mercy killing’ defences are falsely used to ensure perpetrators are given lesser sentences. Overkilling (when excessive force is used) was identified in over half of the femicides in the UK from 2009-2018. GraceGraceGrace ask us to consider parallels to the European penchant for murdering women considered ‘witches’. From 1484 until around 1750 some 200,000 witches were tortured, burnt or hanged in Western Europe. Most supposed witches were usually old women, ‘crones’, and invariably poor.
18 September 2021, Birmingham, Public performances around Birmingham calling out FEMICIDE.
28 August 2021, London, Public performacees across London calling out FEMICIDE.
18-21 May 2021, Prauge, Performance Crossings 2021 is the fifth iteration of an international performance art festival that takes place in Prague, Czech Republic. Annually the festival is a presentation platform for over 30 artists and a meeting place with local audience & professionals. It is one of the key events in the region that brings together diverse approaches to the medium of performance art and creates an environment of artistic explorations, experiments and networking.
March-September 2020: 'distance works'... weekly remote performance for the camera.
Our manifesto has been published in this new anthology: Valiz/KT press 'Feminist Art Activisms and Artivisms.'
March-June 2020 Work included in PERFORMANCE ART BERGEN PAB Album #2-2020
Work from distance : works featured as the cover of Still Life Magazine
08 Dec 2019 Live Art Development Agency, Festive Fair, noon-6 pm.
17 November 2019: Headliners at Morning Glory London.
09 November 2019: Book Launch at the Dhaka Lit Fest. (A video of our performative panel contribution has gone viral! 250K views!)
24 July: CLUB, new work by GraceGraceGrace, flash venue central London.
10 July: CLUB, new work by GraceGraceGrace, flash venue central London.
Summer 2019 Midsummer Residency West Sussex
12 June 2019 Wednesday, 6:30 pm. Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje. GraceGraceGrace perform "LOUISE".
3 May 2019 Friday, 7 pm. LADA (Live Art Development Agency). The Garrett Centre, 117A Mansford Street, London E2 6LX. Next in a gen-age* series in cooperation with the Live Art Development Agency featuring the amazing Mexican, feminist guest artist Monica Mayer.
28 March 2019, Thursday, 7 pm. LADA (Live Art Development Agency). Book launch! The Garrett Centre, 117A Mansford Street, London E2 6LX. The evening will include performances, provocations, readings and contributions from special guests including SPLIT BRITCHES! The book will be available at the event at a special launch price of only £10 and will then be available from Unbound and in selected bookshops (including bookartbookshop) at £15.
20 March 2019, Wednesday, all day, University of the Arts Theatre Academy, Helsinki, Finland. GraceGraceGrace will contribute to the research project "How to do things with performance?" focusing on performance and feminism with professor Iris van der Tuin as key note speaker.
08 Feb - 14 March GraceGraceGrace is featured as part of Yoko Ono at Leeds, BLENHEIM WALK BUILDING (LS2 9AQ), 10-4pm M-Sat. The Blenheim Walk building is situated on Blenheim Walk, at the top of Woodhouse Lane, opposite the Parkinson Tower of the University of Leeds.
06 March: One of the Graces is an invited speaker for Arts Research at University of Derby, she will be including work from our book: GraceGraceGrace explore gen-age.
14 December 2018, Cabaret Melancholique, Pantomime Unicorn, Venue and time TBA
9-10 November 2018, Our Manifesto for sale (£5 for everyone, £10 for men)on Gefn and Pupa Press table at The Small Publishers' Fair, Conway Hall, London.
18-21 October 2018, with Amy Sharrocks, Clare Qualmann and Madeleine Hodge - DAYLIGHTING at Wellcome Trust. OUR MANIFESTO HAS BEEN TYPESET! "Daylighting is a four-day programme of events, some of which you can book in advance and others that you can just show up and enjoy. Throughout the programme, we will explore the interconnections of art, activism, performance, politics, health and print, with a live printing workshop, discussions, readings and collective writing. All the events will consider how we can challenge existing archives and systems of knowledge, change narratives and amplify new voices. At Daylighting's core is the production of DAYLIGHT, a collaborative artwork in the form of a newspaper that explores the presence of women through their art, thinking and speculations.We are open to all. Everyone is welcome at this event, including trans, non-binary, queer, intersex and gender non-conforming people.
24 July 2018, Co-hosted with Live Art Development Agency (LADA) An evening of provocations regarding gender and aging with Rocio Boliver (Could this be the first of a series of gen-art* events?)
02 July 2018, Feminist Art Activisms and Artivisms conference participants
12-15 June 2018, Riga Performance Festival: Starptelpa (In Between), Riga, Latvia. Grace will perform a five hour durational piece.
18 May 2018, FLASH performance; We are tired of being reduced to consumers at Southbank Centre B(OLD) festival, Fashion Fades Only Style Remains panel
17 March 2018, (Saturday), Anarchist Feminist Party, Ugly Duck47-49 Tanner Street, SE1 3PL London, United Kingdom from 5:30 - 10pm. Book tickets here.
10 March, 2018,(Saturday) Grace will attend/perform as part of Marlborough Pub's Women's Day events in Brighton.
08 March, 2018, (Thursday) Grace will take part in "REFUSING TO PLAY" at Chelsea College of Art & Design with guest artists Sarah Kent and Lara Buffard. "Stand-in" at 5:00 pm, caberet from 6:30 pm. tickets are free.
From Thursday 8th February - Friday 2nd March 2018. Grace + guest artist Katherine Araniello were awarded a one month residency at Yinka Shonibare's Guest Projects in 2018! And Arts Council England provided the funding to make it all possible! We threw it open to the public hosting four FREE public events, all at 1 Andrews Road, London, E8 4QL
Spring 2018 - GraceGraceGrace Manifesto included in TEMPO, a quarterly new music magazine published by Cambridge University Press
21 January, 2018, (Sunday), 4:00pm, at Heythrop College, University of London, Kensington Square, W8 5HN London, United Kingdom. Grace will perform "What's up pussy hat?" as part of the Democrats Abroad Women's Caucus Activist Faire. Free tickets.
December, 2017, Cabaret Mélancolique, "What's up pussy hat?"
15 October, 2017, FiLiA, 4:45pm, at the Institute of Education in London. GRACE will be performing as part of FiLiA's annual conference: "1,000 attendees gather to network and to hear about the incredible work happening globally to support the liberation of women and girls." FiLiA is women-run and women-led, and is open to everyone to attend. FiLiA focuses on networking, activism, and policy as well as academic discourse.
05 October, 2017, INLAND event, starts at 6:30pm, we perform at 8:30pm, free, taking place at 198 Gallery in Brixton,198 Contemporary Arts and Learning, 198 Railton Road, SE24 OJT.
20-21 September 2017(Thursday, Friday) Grace was invited by SLAP to be part of the Performance // Workshops // Party in various venues across York, Part of the Artists Curating Dance Project in partnership with Jerwood Charitable Foundation & Yorkshire Dance. Grace was joined by five guest artists: Emmie, Emily, Sonia, Melenia and Caroline.
12-15 September 2017(Tuesday-Friday) Venice Experimental Video and Performance Art Festival, Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi, took place in conjunction with the 57th Venice Art Biennale. Grace was invited by .itsliquid. Grace invited the following guest artists to join us: Kate Walters, Caroline Friedman and Catherine Herman.
09 September 2017(Saturday)time: From 2pm, Grace + guest artist Sarah Kent performed "How do I look?" at the Jacqueline Morreau exhibition. The exhibit ran from 2nd - 21st of September at The Nunnery Gallery, Bow Arts, London. A retrospective exhibition of the works of Jacqueline Morreau, featuring event series of talks, workshops, and performances. Flailing limbs, misshapen body parts and the distorted coupling of bodies; the figurative works of Jacqueline Morreau are enthralling, disturbing, and a fascinating commentary on the conflicts of womanhood. Morreau’s works are dark and intricate, lifting influences from mythology and exposing both the ancient and the contemporary myths that haunt the female body.
26 August 2017(Saturday)2017 10:00am-1:00pm, You've got a lot to learn, The Allotment Gallery at Greenbelt Festival, Boughton House, Kettering.
23-25 June 2017(Friday-Sunday)Hull, invited by Rotterdam based group WORM: "This June, the wunderful world of WORM will take over Humber Street Gallery, 64 Humber Street, HU1 1TU. These Dutch avant-gardist innovators will take up residence on Humber Street for a riotous festival of punk, DADA and Fluxus. Their residency will include events, workshops and performances – WORM’s remarkable performance stage, The Performance Bar, will take pride of place in Humber Street Gallery during the festival. This transformable stage blurs the boundaries between café and theatre, bar and stage, artist and audience" ... and WORM have invited Grace (with guest artist Sarah Kent) to perform on it!
16 May 2017 3:00pm UK time, 4th Online Performance Festival. The festival was live online, for 4 days.
24 March 2017 11pm-3am, Studio 24, 24–26 Calton Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8DP, £8.80 some concessions / 0131 558 3758 Members of Grace will take part in Naomi Garriock's piece The Sensory Modulator a participatory performance work inspired by the life & work of Temple Grandin. (Tickets include entrance to Rythym Machine, next door: International Live Act PILOTWINGS! Direct from Lyon, the duo dive into an oceanic lost world of frantic, percussive house fantasies amidst the cavernous beating heart of the Rhythm Machine dancefloor - with DJ Yves & M. Favors.)
*live art about gender and aging