these teeming forms
Joseph Morgan Schofield29th June - 3rd July
these teeming forms is a performance film by Joseph Morgan Schofield.
The land, like the body, is an archive. these teeming forms is a process of communing with the land, of (be)longing with and to it. Textural and sensate, these teeming forms explores porosity - of the land and body; of eroticism and grief. There is no going back. Queer ecology is enacted here as a process of wilding, looking forwards and out, towards new mythic relations with the land.
The film is made in collaboration with Fenia Kotsopoulou, Mitchell Sowden and Zack McGuinness.
these teeming forms premiered at VSSL within a performance installation.
Joseph Morgan Schofield (b. 1993, Rochdale, UK) is a performance artist and writer. Articulating their practice as ‘queer ritual action’, their work, which foregrounds the immediacy of the sweating, bleeding, wanting, sensate non-binary body, is broadly concerned with desire, particularly in relation to ecology and queer futurity. They offer performance as a technology of divination; a tool in the creation of contemporary myth; a place of mourning, yearning, processing and communing.
these teeming forms was commissioned by ]performance s p a c e[ and supported using public funds by Arts Council England.
Joseph Morgan Schofield, 2021. Images by Fenia Kotsopoulou (above) and Zack McGuinness (middle and below).