October 13, 2016 at William Morris Gallery in London.
ROVING DIAGNOSTIC UNIT™ aims to widen cultural participation whilst inspiring conversations about mental health. This event will be a combination of performance, music, poetry and participation that sees Bobby Baker and fellow artists undertake an epic quest to diagnose the east London gallery.
ON THE NIGHT:
Artists Marie Louise Plum, Sara Haq and Kate Rolinson will lead Diagnostic Expeditionary Tours if the gallery, using established diagnostic methods.
Bobby Baker will be presenting a brand new performance, How To Model Me, her unique take on America’s Next Top Model, with an unexpected psychiatric diagnostic twist.
Music comes from singer songwriter Dylan Tighe, praised by RTÉ (Ireland’s national service broadcaster) as ‘one of the most fascinating and inventive voices in the Irish underground’ and artist and performer Selina Thompson hosts the infamous Daily Life Ltd Cure All Karaoke.
Internationally renowned poet sean burn plays with words and ideas around mental health, using language to open up the subject and challenge ownership of narratives.
Whatsthebigmistry will be running a workshop where participants make personalised ‘power pants’ to help them deal with the challenges of everyday life.
Rhiannon Armstrong, an associate artist of interactive theatre-makers Coney, presents the Emotion Police Emancipation Programme. This piece, experienced using your mobile phone, explores items in the William Morris Gallery Collection and considers the intricacies of how labelling works in a museum context.
All of this for free… so come and join us at William Morris Gallery from 6.30pm on Thursday 13th October.