Liv Wynter is a live artist, writer, and activist from SEL. Liv has been performing internationally since 2015, making live art that centres around radical action, community, rage, and power, and is currently working on ‘the rise//the refrain’, an arts council funded live art performance based at Stanley Halls. With successful residencies at Project Indigo, Wysing, FACT (and a less successful one at Tate), as well as working with Free Word, the Hayward Gallery, Art Night, Hackney Museum, and even supporting Kate Nash a couple of times, Liv has gone on to cause chaos through both their personal practice and their commitment to antifascist, antisexist, and anticapitalist organising. Their work HOUSEFIRE, which told the story of how communities respond to domestic violence survivors, exhibited at WORM Rotterdam, Wysing Arts Centre and Centre Régional d'Art Contemporain Occitanie. Their anarchist musical theatre debut, 'And So The Choir Gathers, Before It is Too Late' (ACE Funded), which focussed on the history of two tone and skinhead culture sold out over 5 nights at The Bunker Theatre Nov 2019. The work had a cast of untrained performers, a punk band, and a lot of whiskey. Liv is a peer support coordinator at Hearts & Minds, and spent COVID19 and the most of 2020 doing support work at The Outside Project, an LGBTIQ+ homeless shelter. Liv has been selected for the Royal Court Scriptwriting course 2020/21, and is the host for Queer House Party, an ongoing online queer dance party that has won a Time Out award and had over 10,000 people in attendance. In Oct 2020, Liv released their debut poetry collection, ‘ Don’t Let It Go To Your Head’. Liv stands in solidarity with all groups organising against oppression. Quit your job, join a band, start a gang.
- And So The Choir Gathers, Before It Is Too LateIn Nov 2019, my anarchist musical theatre debut, 'And So The Choir Gathers, Before It is Too Late' (ACE Funded), which focussed on the history of two tone and skinhead culture sold out over 5 nights at The Bunker Theatre. The work featured a cast of 9 untrained performers, made up of squatters, a punk band, a couple of bar tenders, and a plumber. Chris Sonnex said of the work ‘The play was an outright success and used many art forms to tell a vital story of protest but an even bigger success tha
- Stay - Rihanna for SHOW Studio'Stay - Rihanna' for SHOW Studio (2018) ‘We should all speak about this collective pain we feel, the collective trauma as a group of women whose role models were abusers. Now we are older and feminists and queer, and so we have to look back at all those memories.’ Liv Wynter attempts to uncover the trauma of women who have suffered abuse, through her cover of Rihanna’s ‘Stay’, interjecting the song with themes of pain, suffering and rawness.
- HOUSEFIRE (2018/19/20)HOUSEFIRE (2018) 'More than an Avalanche' - Wysing Arts Centre - 11 February to 8 April A new installation and performance by Liv Wynter, Housefire (2018), considers the absurdity and fatigue of constantly having to speak out. Referring to Aesop's fable of the "Boy Who Cried Wolf" as much as Marx's famous quote about history repeating itself "first as tragedy, then as farce", Wynter's monologue takes the position of a woman whose house burns down repeatedly. This work was also exhibited at WORM
- Resignation from TATEDear TATE It is with great sadness that I am resigning from my position as Artist in Residence at the Tate. Before I disclose my reasons for leaving I want to explicitly say that the Schools and Teachers team are doing transformative and phenomenal work, and that I hold no hard feeling towards you individually or the programme you facilitate, only pride for being accepted into the position. My reasons for resigning are simple - in section 14 of my contract it states ‘Tate is committed to trea
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- We Are Project IndigoHackney based charity youth charity Project Indigo and Hackney Museum commissioned a documentary for their official LGBT history month exhibition which would feature the work of the young LGBTQIA+ community and represent the issues they experience in London in 2018. The resulting film is currently installed in 'From Bedroom to Battleground' until May 5th and was also screened to a large audience at Hackney Town Hall for the closing celebrations of Hackney's LGBT history month 2018 in London. Th
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