November 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Open Source Arts
Livia Rita: Kissing Futures// ReWilding (Lauren Trim) @ Open Source Arts

Join us and reach for utopia!

Be transported to a synthesiser-drenched world through Livia Rita’s FUGA FUTURA, performed with the Avantgardeners Collective. A gang of dancing witches will fill OSA with Livia’s wearable art to lush sounds from the band. Livia’s music collides into a furious, dreamy and tantalising live show; a surreal 4D music video immersing us in her post-human utopia of future feminism and abundant queer ecology.

Kissing Futures is a night set out to question the possibilities for the times to come. The evening will feature inter-disciplinary support from Leeds-based artists and activists. We will platform brave young voices, letting them share their dreams and aspirations for the future. Together we will forge speculative new worlds as night falls, and write hope into the future!

Developed under the mentorship of Lindsay Kemp (David Bowie) and Lea Anderson at the Barbican, Livia’s universe has been described as “Bjork on 3 tabs of LSD.” For fans of Yves Tumor, James Blake, and The Knife.

As a support for Livia, we are really lucky to have Lauren Trim and her dancers coming to perform ‘ReWilding’ for us.

‘Rewilding is the large-scale restoration of ecosystems that seeks to reinstate natural processes, allowing them to shape the landscape and the habitats within.’ (Rewilding Britain).

This dance work will explore how we might apply the practice of Rewilding to the body. A duet between female dancers, the piece combines movement improvisation, live music scores and the use of a malleable material to create a piece that engages the audience in new ways of understanding the body as a landscape for Rewilding. Lauren Trim is a dance artist whose practice draws on somatic, improvisational and feminist ideas.

If that wasn’t enough, we will also have Extinction Rebellion Leeds coming along for the evening with a block-printing craftivist station in our cafe space – so bring along any clothes or bags or scraps of fabric for printing!

We don’t want to exclude anyone from Utopia so we have a NOTAFLOF (No One Turned Away For Lack Of Funds) policy in place. Feel free to message us on Facebook or email us at avantgardeners@liviarita.com if you would like to know more!

Livia Rita is a young visionary singer, designer and artist with an inexhaustible source of creativity and devotion to music, visual art and a progressive way of thinking. Livia Rita explores avant-garde ways of performing her tender synth soaked music through a strong visual identity formed of art fashion and stylised movement designed by herself.

INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/liviarita

WEBSITE: www.liviarita.com