ROSANA CADE: WALKING:HOLDING

Rosana Cade: Walking:Holding

The Arches & The Wellcome Collection present

Rosana Cade: Walking:Holding

part of Sexology Season

Sat 16 May 2015 | Slots available from 11am | £5 (+£1.50 online-only TF) (Not included in the Sexology Day Pass) | 16+

“It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognise, accept and celebrate those differences.”
Audre Lorde

A woman with a shaved head takes your hand in a station. A large man dressed in black follows you down an alley. An Indian woman holding a rose greets you outside a pub. A six-foot drag queen walks you past a church. A hooded youth puts his arm round you as you sit together on a bench. A white haired woman hugs you good-bye as you leave.

Walking:Holding is an interactive performance that leads you along a carefully designed route through the city in the hands of local strangers. It is a gentle meditation on intimacy, sexuality, difference and acceptance. A group of local participants will be the performers in this work, which has been shown in nearly 20 different locations, every time with local people taking part.

Part of Spill National Platform 2012 and Spill Showcase 2013.

“Everyone acknowledged the astute provocation in Cade’s seemingly simple concept with its flesh-and-blood challenge to prejudices, its honouring of individuals and their differences.”
Mary Brennan, The Herald

Rosana Cade is a performance maker based in Glasgow. She roots her practice, politics and identity in a queer discourse, focused on rebellion, imagination and celebration. Her performance practice is an ongoing research practice in the field of sexuality and gender, and the form of her work tends to develop in response to each individual process. She has shown Walking:Holding extensively across the UK and internationally for the past four years, and continues to tour with it.

In 2014 she created Sister, which was part of the Made in Scotland Showcase and Lady Fingers and Empire Biscuits, part of Culture 2014, and Glasgay!.

She is also the co-founder of //BUZZCUT//, a Glasgow-based collaboration between two artists dedicated to creating innovative events for live art and experimental performance.
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SEXOLOGY SEASON @ THE ARCHES

Saturday 16th

1000 – 1030: Launch and Intro
1000 – 2200: (Ongoing) Nicola Canavan with Dawn Felicia Knox Raising the Skirt
1000 – 2200: (Ongoing) Lucy Asten Holmes-Elliot Skoliosexual
1100 – 1430: (Ongoing) BFI‘s The Birds and the Bees
1100 – 1800: (Slots) Pillow Talk
1100 – 1800: (Slots) Rosana Cade Walking:Holding
1200 – 1400: (Ongoing) Human Library
1200 – 1900: (Ongoing) Curious Cafe [sign up on the day!]
1300 – 1500: (Slots) Lois Weaver‘s Intergenerational Long Table on the Weird and Wonderful World of Sex*
1400 – 1600: (Slots) Nicola Canavan with Dawn Felicia Knox Raise Your Skirt at The Arches [sign up on the day!]
1500 – 1700: Turn Me On, Dammit! with Post-Film Workshop*
1700 – 1900: (Ongoing) Human Library
1900 – 1930: Arches Community Choir I Touch Myself
1930 – 2045: Lois Weaver What Tammy Needs To Know About Getting Older And Having Sex*

Sunday 17th May

1000 – 1800: (Slots) Curious Cafe [sign up on the day!]
1000 – 2200: (Ongoing) Lucy Asten Holmes-Elliot Skoliosexual
1000 – 1800: (Slots) Nicola Canavan with Dawn Felicia Knox Raising the Skirt [sign up on the day!]
1100 – 1230: The Arches Commons Sexology Salon*
1100 – 1800: (Slots) Pillow Talk [sign up on the day!]
1200 – 1400: (Ongoing) Human Library
1300 – 1400: Rosana Cade Sitting:Thinking [sign up on the day!]
1400 – 1600: (Slots) Nicola Canavan with Dawn Felicia Knox Raise Your Skirt at The Arches [sign up on the day!]
1500 – 1700: Lois Weaver‘s Intergenerational Long Table on the Weird and Wonderful World of Sex*
1500 – 1800: BFI‘s The Birds and The Bees
1700 – 1900: (Ongoing) Human Library
1900 – 2200: End of Festival Gathering

*Shows marked with an asterisk are free, but ticketed. If you’re booking online, please drop us a line at boxoffice@thearches.co.uk so we can reserve your place for these shows.
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