PRETTY GRIM RESIDENCY
In October 2020 Fat Out welcomed Pretty Grim to Islington Mill for a 7 day residency to produce a new performance which was premiered at Fat Out Fest 2020. Pretty Grim were the successful applicants of the Fat Out Fest open call residency and joined the Mill community from 22nd-30th October 2020.
They produced an adaptable and immersive AV experience that we aimed to present both as a digital stream and live show. Unfortunately due to tier restrictions changing in Greater Manchester the live show had to be postponed.
Channeling their love for raucous live gigs, electronic music, queer culture and immersive performance art, Pretty Grim collaborated with QUEEF; a queer experimental music & art platform to produce the visual aspects of the piece and find their two other collaborators Samiir Saunders & Black Peppa
Entitled 'My Whole World Is Coming Apart’, the piece is an intense, cathartic, joyful rage of sonic frequencies paired with live visuals and poetry from Samiir Saunders ‘Poetober’ series and live performance from dancer/drag queen Black Peppa
Pretty Grim are Kaila, Anna & Meesha. Based in Birmingham they are a supergroup made up of members of Dorcha, Youth Man, Blue Ruth & Limpid as well as engaging in cross-discipline art projects Queef, Supersonic Festival & Shout Festival.
Queer. Experimental. Futurism
Immersive Parties , celebrating queerness, diversity, collaboration, activism & experimental art. BE FUCKING QUEEF.
Samiir Saunders is an artist, poet, and filmmaker from Birmingham, UK. He primarily creates mixed-media poetry; which takes the form of films, zines, animations, performances and/or websites. Samiir’s work explores themes of digital technology, fragmentation, andBlack mental health.
PRETTY GRIM & QUEEF
22-30 OCTOBER 2020 - FOF ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE - ISLINGTON MILL
'MY WHOLE WORLD IS COMING APART'
FT SAMIIR SAUNDERS & BLACK PEPPER
Black Peppa - is a local Birmingham drag queen who has been on the drag scene since 2019. Since then, they have performed on many stages as a klubkid gogo boy and drag queen. They are currently the reigning queen of Church of Yshee 2019, and Eurodrag England 2020 . This Fierce Caribbean born queen has a background of dance & theatre, their performance numbers can range from high energy death drops, splits and high kicks to emotional ballads.
This residency was made possible and co-commissioned by Outlands national experimental music network.