First Take partnered with Queer Bodies Poetry Collective to bring you Queer InSIGHT: A fusion of spoken word, film, visuals & music to explore the changing landscape of Gender & Sexuality.
We worked with 10 exciting new Queer Poets/ Spoken Word Artists in the Liverpool City Region on this experimental new programme of workshops, films, interactive poetry zines, vjing & Live Performance.
It is a bold legacy of audio and visual work that briefly encapsulates our community, hones and platforms the skills of our artists in development, and engages our audience in a conversation around the political landscape of what it means to be LGBTQ+.
Alina Burwitz – Fruiting Bodies
What happens when two monokaryotic mycelia meet…? An exploration of the dynamics of attraction in this genre-bending queer love story.
Claire Beerjeraz – I Love you but
‘A true mockery of nature…’ Claire grapples with the rejection of conditional love from a perfidious lover in this subversive religious horror.
Jo Mary Watson – Heirlooms
A film about Motherhood, in all its vastness, and the heirlooms we choose to pass on.
Dan Chan – Things I do to find light
An homage to ancestry, heritage, and bringing in the new – A drag queen shifts between the dualities of their identity; the ancestral and the modern, the natural and material, the maternal and paternal, in a meditative quest for light.
Beth Noonan-Roberts – Eviction of Body
In excavating her own body, Beth confronts her own intrusive perversions in this dystopian reimagining of the body’s extinction.
Benjamina Albenese – City visits plant does not leave
In the natural world personified, plants tell us of the concrete visitor that came and never left… A moss green take on the state of the world and its forgotten first inhabitants.
Melanie John – Anger
Mel, a young Black woman, enraged at being wrongfully jailed, casts a spell during her overnight stay in a cell-block to tip the power balance between herself and the Police. A disturbing look at racialised misogyny and its violent counterpart through a black, female gaze.