Ryan Kearney


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Ryan Kearney is a curator and writer based in Nottingham, UK. His on-going research centres on the history, politics and recording of queer night-time spaces. He is programme assistant of public programmes and research at Nottingham Contemporary and editorial assistant at The Contemporary Journal.


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RAINBOW FLAG / TROJAN HORSE BY IAN GILES

Performance
Sat 9 Jun 2018
5-6pm
Recent Activity
80-82 Floodgate Street  Birmingham
B5 5SR



↑ Illustration by Ian Giles

Ian Giles presented an immersive performance drawn from scripted conversations with the activist group which campaigned against the closure of The Joiners Arms, a Queer pub. Through role-play and texts, the play’s participants collectively unpacked what a queer space is and could be.

This event was organised by Ryan Kearney, Alice O’Rourke, and Ariadne Tzika from the University of Birmingham, and formed part of the project Three Models for Change, which took place at STRYX in Minerva Works, Digbeth, June 2018.

The performance was the beginning of Giles’ video work Trojan Horse / Rainbow Flag, 2019. More information on the film can be found here.
Mark