from our friend James Aldridge:

November 25, 17.00-18.30 GMT

Register at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/queer-river-wet-land-sharing-event-tickets-204664857097?ref=eios 

What can queer perspectives bring to creative explorations of river health and river futures, in a time of climate breakdown? 

Join this special sharing event to explore the learning that has emerged from the Queer River, Wet Land collaboration, and to deepen your own creative engagement with rivers. 

Led by artists James Aldridge and Minty DonaldQueer River, Wet Land documented their experiences of the Rivers Clyde and Kelvin, and the Molendinar Burn in Glasgow. Focussing on the interrelationship between the water and the land, this exchange of practices drew on work with their local rivers, and the substrates that they flow through/over. The work resulted in a Performance Score, made publicly available as a way of supporting others to get involved in the project, and to encourage others to engage creatively with their local rivers.

James and Minty will also be joined for this session by artist/geographer Sage Brice (University of Durham), theatre practitioner Rachel Clive, and Madrid-based landscape architect Malú Cayetano

Project Background

Queer River is an arts-based research project from artist James Aldridge. James was invited to bring a version of the project to Glasgow as part of The Dear Green Bothy, resulting in Queer River, Wet Land.

Whilst in Glasgow James walked with the Rivers Kelvin and Clyde, and collaborated with artist Minty Donald. Since visiting Glasgow, James and Minty have created a performance score, which builds on their work together, and time spent with fellow collaborators Rachel Clive, Cecilia Tortajada and Ingrid Shearer. 

Presented as part of The Dear Green Bothy, a programme from the College of Arts at the University of Glasgow hosting creative and critical responses to climate emergency.

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