Bbeyond New Commissions artist Kane Stonestreet will make a Live Performance as part of the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival at Flax Art Project Space from 7pm to 8.30pm on Thursday the 4th of May 2023.
Kane Stonestreet (b. 1992, Lancs) is a multidisciplinary performance artist. Their practice is informed by visual art histories, from their time at Glasgow School of Art (2012-2015) where they specialised in Sculpture & Environmental Art. Their art school punk band Pennycress led them to DIY subcultures. They toured North America with Joanna Gruesome, screamed on Shetland with Damn Teeth and sang about roast dinners with Cat Apostrophe.
On their 26th birthday, stonestreet performed with their close friend Joseph Morgan Schofield. This ritual with talc and ice transformed into a project about their queer siblinghood. They spent time on a residency at ]performances p a c e[ and performed at VFD, London and Sprungturm Festival, Darmstadt.
Their project Holding (Qualities of Loss) (a performance between their body, a block of ice and a site) was adapted for digital presentation as part of R-A-W, a digital exhibition from Bbeyond. The project’s latest offering, a work entitled Holding (open), was a part of Live Art Ireland and Bbeyond’s Convergence festival and will be performed at Emergency in Manchester.
In 2021, they initiated and co-led a residency project entitled Collective Attention: Anarchic Action with Eleanor Dalzell Jenyns. Through weekly workshops 7 artists shared their practices and developed a communal language. The project culminated in a 4 hour performance at Ugly Duck. In these shared actions, stonestreet hopes to find new qualities of engagement and entanglement.
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