Friday 19th of October (TBA)
Mariana Suikkanen Gomes – The Tender Protest Series
Mariana Suikkanen Gomes is an artist and performance-maker dedicated to practices and rituals that locate themselves in the intersection between personal encounters, collective activities and performative presentations. In The Tender Protest Series she explores the realms of memory, intimacy, tenderness and vulnerability interlacing research on liveness, the emancipated actor and audience as witness/participant with artistic activism in the fields of radical softness and body acceptance.
The Tender Protest Series is supported by Köttinspektionen Dans and Weld.
Mariana holds a BA (Hons) in LIVE ARTS from Kingston University and an MA, The Autonomous Actor, from Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts. She is involved in various loving collaborations, most intensively as one third of the collective GLQ/GomesLechQuigley. As a performer she has worked with, among others, Sidney Leoni, Lundahl & Seitl, Marina Abramovic and Lynsey Peisinger.