In the Bell
Join us for a screening of "In the Bell". In the bell is an intimate fusion of visual art, music, and verbatim stories which explores humanity’s complexities with sex, gender, and identity. Each collaborator generously and bravely shares their personal thoughts, physical and mental struggles, and unique experiences on a life lived so far along with their hopes for the future:
Close to retirement transwoman Bethany is finally re-joining with the aspects of her personal life already apparent to her pre-puberty, and the consequence is her transformation into a new way of living. She reflects on her career which took place in the most male-dominated arenas: RAF, commercial diver in the North Sea, and her own engineering consultancy within the Oil, Gas & Nuclear Power Industries.
39-year-old Annie ‘finally’ shaves off her beard, initially acting as a shield against transphobia and allowing her some limited privilege of the patriarchy. In the already sensitive and judgmental society we live in, COVID-19 now only further forces her to feel more exposed in public.
30-year old Emma: describes the existential sadness she felt when her voice broke in puberty. Whereupon she abandoned her passion for singing, Now after more than 10 years she is undergoing her transition and starting to sing again.
The work is being developed through episodic releases of the material. For No Labels No Walls Festival we propose to perform one of these episodes through a live performance of music, stories, and live visual art with space for interactive conversation, dialogue, and storytelling with attending audience.
Join the event here by zoom: bit.ly/nolabelsnowalls2020