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‘just a series of transitions…’

March 4 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

melissandre varin share their journey leading them to operate as an artist in Coventry. Mixing personal testimony using poetry, studio visit, family portrait, and naming of their main inspirations to invite us to feel them better.

This event will take place over Zoom.

Relation, displacement, multiplicity, identity, interdependency, and language emerge from melissandre’s work. Making from an Afro and Caribbean diasporic context, melissandre add layers of complexity using a situated Black feminism. Through poetic performance arts, moving image assemblages, and site-specific installations – among other things – melissandre interrogate how the encounter between bodies that have been marginalised, everyday materials, and institutional spaces transgresses normativity.

Commissioned nationally and internationally, melissandre co-parent 2 year old Eole at Coventry Peace House. They currently are an artist resident at Coventry Artspace, work on a pro-Black arts library and rest space supported by Coventry Biennial, prepare transnational afrofeminist performances part of the EU Capital City of Culture 2022, are an editor Studies in Theatre and Performance and are a Coventry Artspace Advisory Group member.


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Contact: residency@coventry-artspace.co.uk

Instagram: @vmelissandre



March 4
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm