Fri, Mar 03|
CLAYground Presents Luke Beech
Luke Beech uses CLAYground to reclaim the Snooker table for Queer and Mad identifying communities.
Time & Location
Mar 03, 2023, 7:30 PM
Leeds, CLAY, 1, 2 Regent St, Leeds LS2 7QA, UK
About the event
CLAYground is a monthly chance to simply see and seriously play.
We’re throwing the doors wide open on the first Friday of every month! Come to cavort with us. CLAYground is a night of experimental performance by a different guest artist each time. It’s a place for hearts in mouth and to test new ideas. Bring your curious pals and your great chat and observe experiments come to life, where difference is celebrated.
Luke Beech uses CLAYground to reclaim the Snooker table for Queer and Mad identifying communities. Join Beech as he experiments a live-art-meets-educator approach to interpreting Man Ray and Sherrie Levine’s La Fortune pieces through Happening. In his CLAYground session, Beech is considering how liveness and alternative education can become an alternative space to build on, explore and question themes that have emerged from his upcoming solo exhibition. The baize of the snooker table becomes a metaphor for homogenized green space, ecocide and gentrification… “places and spaces we are displaced from” - He invites those communities to reclaim that space and take agency over them, through picnic.
Booking is advised There is a reservation fee of £3.50 per person and the price of the ticket will get you that amount off your first round of drinks unless you decide to donate the cost to CLAY.
CLAYground pilot series (August- October 2021) was made possible with support from Leeds Inspired to address the lack of non-hierarchical spaces for live artists and those interested in artworks to co-exist and test things out.
Access: This is event is wheelchair accessible. We have one a wheelchair freindly portaloo on the floor of the event space. We also have 2 gender-neutral toilets that are down a flight of stairs that is 12 steps. Unfortunately, there is no lift in our building. The rest of the building is on one floor.
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Photo credit: Claye Bowler
This reservation can be traded in at the bar for a drink for the same amount£3.50