Technically Illiterate, Actually Still Pagan (2)

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Technically Illiterate, Actually Still Pagan (2)

Friday 6 July 2018, 4–6pm V22 Louise House

As part of their ongoing rehistoricisation of the biography of Cynethryth, 8th century Queen of the Mercians, Carl Gent will present Technically Illiterate, Actually Still Pagan, a two-part performance that will occur between the V22 Ilderton Project Space and the gardens of Louise House in Forest Hill.

The performance will re-enact and re-formulate the beheading of Æthelburht of East Anglia, using a cast of human and non-human actors, many of whom will play the roles of Cynethryth, her husband Offa, their three daughters and ill-fated Æthelburht himself.

Later this summer, the performance will evolve into a carnival float for Cynethryth that will form a part of Bexhill Carnival, a community-led procession in East Sussex. This float will then return to London for inclusion in V22’s Young London 2018 exhibition where it will act as a sculptural residue and site of further staged episodes in the life of Cynethryth.

Venue info

V22 Louise House

Dartmouth Road
Forest Hill
SE23 3HZ

(Between Forest Hill Pools and Forest Hill Library)

Overground: Forest Hill
Bus: 122, 176, 197