Building on their practice-based research into mutation, queer, traumatized and postcolonial outsider bodies, alongside a feminist material institutional critique, the performance “After the Ice, the Deluge” has been expanding Linda Stupart’s research into environmental and temporal ecologies.
At Raven Row, Stupart will present a new iteration of “After the Ice, the Deluge”. In this long-term project, they investigate the syndrome of Morellons (commonly diagnosed as a kind of contemporary hysteria, whereby the sufferer finds fibres, crystals, and other alien objects under its skin); and the melting of polar ice caps, both as traumatized bodies, and as a crisis that can only be rectified by traumatized bodies.
Linda Stupart is a London-based artist, writer, and educator from Cape Town, South Africa. Their current work consists of writing, performance, film and engages with queer theory, science fiction, environmental crises, magic, language, desire, and revenge.
Stupart’s work has recently been shown/performed at Nottingham Contemporary, Tate, The Showroom, Gasworks and IMT Gallery. They had a solo show at Arcadia Missa where they launched their debut novella Virus.
Filmed by Katarzyna Perlak