An open air; Tentacular-Spectacular-Creature-Feature-Film-Trail With Oozing Gloop and Videoclub

On the eve of Southampton Pride, the digital drag of Tentacular Spectaculars’ queer cryptids is coming to the city! 

Suitable for ages 18+. No need to book, just turn up!

Meeting point TBC, keep an eye on our social media channels closer to the date.

Join us and watch as they fester in alleys and spawn a series of short films. The project projects these onto surfaces in the city, car parks are our canvas and every wall a new opportunity to exhibit.

Curated and hosted by Oozing Gloop, in partnership with Videoclub, follow the mobile cinema as it moves around the city. The trail features our favourite drag critters, Lasana Shabazz, Frogb0i, Shrek666, Bonnie Bakeneko and WET MESS.

The trail will cover approximately 2km and will end near John Hansard Gallery. The pace is leisurely and easy.

Oozing Gloop is the world’s premier green, autistic drag queen. Troublesome, camp and revolting, her interdisciplinary practice born out of a life of cabaret creates a queer spectacle exploring Awe: the awful, the awesome, and the autistic.

videoclub is an artists’ moving image and digital culture agency, showing artists’ work across the UK and internationally. They support artists through curated programmes, engaging the public through screenings, exhibitions, residencies, and commissions.

They work in collaboration to develop inventive, stimulating events and opportunities to show artists’ work. From small collectives to large institutions, they exhibit work in cinemas, festivals, museums, galleries, outdoors and online, presenting diverse work by early career to established artists.

Commissioned by John Hansard Gallery as part of Co-Creating Public Space, with support by Arts Council England, Southampton City Council, GO! Southampton, University of Southampton and Southampton Pride. Produced by Artsadmin.

A Midnight Swamp Gala
John Hansard Gallery, 10.30pm – midnight
An elegant evening awaits us after the film trail in the lobby of John Hansard Gallery where we can live, laugh and lounge around. Complementary reading material will be made available to peruse, whilst films of an artistic nature play. Who knows? There may even be a performance or two! This event is free and open to the public, but you must be over 18+. Book your place by emailing: [email protected]

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