Saturday 31 January 2014
DEEP TRASH ITALIA #4 Carnivalism
at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, East London
£6 adv. / £8 door
h 19:30-02:00 (last entry midnight)
Deep Trash Italia exhibition-cum-performance-club night pairs up with the start of the Carnival in Venice to transform Bethnal Green Working Men’s club into a babel of masquerades, paradoxes and non-sense to celebrate the disruptive forces of carnivalism.
Carnival is the breaking of norms. Carnival is the carnal; the colour, the mask, the garments and the feathers. Carnival is Commedia dell’Arte, role-play and delirium. Carnival is dressing up and being undressed. Profanity, paganism and anarchy. Carnival is the erotic, the celebration of death and the force of the life-drive.
Drums, bells and cellos announce the first ever event of the year where Venetian Carnival meets London-Punk, joined by Brasil-samba, Japan-Noh, together with Bollywood and Afro-tribalisms. What are the limits of fantasy when reality is chaos?
PERFORMANCES Sisters From Another Mister, Eleanor Fogg, Vivian Chinasa Ezugha, Pi The Mime, Vera Bremerton + Monsterlune Freak Show, Giulio Baistrocchi, Ellie Flory Fawcett and Haus of Sequana. VIDEOS Banfield-Rees, Colette Copeland, Melanie Menard. COSTUMES Designguise and Monsterlune. HOSTING Lewis Burton.
MUSIC (Main Room) Benedicta and SUGO, pump the beats of international hits, with a twist of Italian camp classics and carnival tunes from all over the world.
(Boudoir) Justine and Bamboo Hermann, dig into quirky techno music, experimental beats, dirty house with a touch of kawaiii.