Unfamiliar to Us
Presented by The Royal Docks in partnership with Queer Newham
at The Silver Building, 60 Dock Rd, London E16 1YZ
26 June - 17 July (Mon - Sat)
What does 'family' mean, particularly if you're queer? In this immersive video installation, visual artist Yorgos Petrou and performance artist Victor Esses explore their desire to have children, with all the memories, experiences and fears that arise from that.
Beautifully intimate, full of gentle humour and tender moments, Unfamiliar to Us is a stripped-back autobiographical piece about being queer, wanting children and, ultimately, the human need to create a legacy.
Shot in one continuous take, the film of the performance crosses the lines of live art, theatre, film and performance art. The installation is made up of multiple screens and objects so you can choose the angle you watch from – the eyes, the feet, the interior of the home.
Screen times. weekdays: 11.00, 12.10, 13.20, 14.30, 15.40
Saturdays: 11.00, 12.10, 13.20, 14.30, 15.40, 16.50
No booking necessary.
Duration: approx. 1 hour
It is suggested that you watch the whole screening but you are welcome to pop in and out at any point.
Commissioned by Join the Docks.
Supported by Arts Council England, Applecart Arts, Battersea Arts Centre, Brighton Dome, CASA Festival and The Pleasance London
Dramaturg: Lou Cope
Movement: Rhiannon Faith
Filmography: Mann Bros