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Borderlines

Borderlines is a walking performance about invisible borders.

Borderlines

Borderlines is a walking performance about invisible borders. Working with the Queer Constituent group at the gallery, together they individually map out the borders of the city and set out to walk these as a collective act of resistance.

Walkers are identifiable through the wearing of matching yellow high-vis jackets. Using the Strava app greenandowens will map the routes that each person takes, in doing so we will identify the queer ‘safe spaces’ in the city of Manchester. The work takes as its inspiration Suzanne Lacy’s Across and In-Between.

As part of Suzanne Lacy's What Kind of City exhibition, the gallery will hold a 4-day summit where together we will ask how art can offer people centred strategies for us to become more active and creative citizens. Taking an interconnected approach, the summit convenes voices from communities in Manchester to propose creative strategies in key areas of concern: youth agency, ageing and intersectionality, borders, and social cohesion.

As part of the summit Queering the Whitworth has commissioned artists greenandowns to create a new piece of performance work called Borderlines.

Borderlines is made in solidarity across and against all borders.

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(Photo credit Beth Emily Richards)