Technically Illiterate, Actually Still Pagan (1)

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Technically Illiterate, Actually Still Pagan (1)

27 to 30 June 2018, 7–9pm V22 Ilderton Project Space

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.

Performance: Wednesday 27 June, 7 - 9pm
Exhibition: Drop-in, Thursday 28 June - Saturday 30 June, 12 - 6pm

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Venue info

V22 Ilderton Project Space

Studio IL0.39
Penarth Street 
SE15 1NT