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Blood Show

Battersea Arts Centre

Tuesday 12th November 2024 - Saturday 23rd November 2024
20:00 - 21:00
Battersea Arts Centre, Lavender Hill, London, SW11 5TN
Pay What You Can (Recommended Price £12)*

Commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre, Chapter Arts Centre and Colchester Arts Centre.

In a room somewhere, two people are locked in an endless gory fight.

Blood Show is a trans celebration of destroying things, including ourselves, in order to create something new. It’s a call to action to put what’s inside on the outside, to allow the mess, and defend against a violent gaze.

Circling around questions of rebirth and how we carry our ghosts with us, Blood Show is part of artist Ocean Hester Stefan Chillingworth’s The Extinction Trilogy. Three works (Monster Show, Blood Show and Nature Show) present a slow experiment in masking performers and trying to delete humans from the stage, in order to make us think more about our curiosity into what people ‘really’ look like.