Courtesy of INFERNO. Photo by Roxy Lee
Curated by artist & DJ Lewis G. Burton, INFERNO Summit is a space away from the dancefloor to celebrate community, platform emerging artists and hold space for conversations.
The fourth iteration of the summit focuses on the work and experiences of experimental trans+ artists with contributions from Wet Mess, Alex Diamond-Rivlin & Kae Tempest, Eve Stainton, Sophie Gwen Williams and Carson McColl, Travis Alabanza, Alli Logout, Otherness Archives and Sakeema Crook. The day-long programme includes film screenings, artist talks and panel discussions.
Part of the ICA 75th Anniversary Season
Lewis G. Burton is a London-based DJ, performance artist, curator and activist. They co-founded queer-techno-rave-cum-performance-art-platform INFERNO. They are one of the lead organisers of London Trans+ Pride.
Travis Alabanza is an award-winning writer, performer and theatremaker. Their writing has appeared in the BBC, Guardian, Vice, gal-dem and previously had a fortnightly column in the Metro. After being the youngest recipient of the artist in residency program at Tate Galleries, Alabanza debut show Burgerz toured internationally to sold-out shows at the Southbank Centre, in Sãoo Paulo Brazil, HAU Berlin, and won the Edinburgh Fringe Total Theatre Award in 2019.
Eve Stainton is an artist interested in the politics of uncodeable queer presence and its intersections with race and class. They create multidisciplinary performance worlds that hold movement practices, digital collage and welded steel, and other invisible forces like waves, imagination and drama. These forms work together to create live ecologies that are discordant, multilayered and psychedelic. Stainton is interested in the production of conflicting states and textures to unravel essentialist thinking, with the intent to create more expansive understandings of the lesbian identity, non-gender/variance, and perceptions of the ‘real’.
Alex Diamond-Rivlin @alex_diamond_rivlin
is an artist examining contemporary divisions between pop cultures, theory and diasporic experience. Her most recent body of work ‘I JUST CAN’T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEAD’ was shown at Ugly Duck gallery, We Exist’s In Dedication exhibition at The Koppel Project, and as part of the Conditions Studio show. She is the Founder of KINESIS Collective
, a trans-led, creative community. KINESIS produced Shocked Quartz, an exhibition showcasing 13 trans, non-binary and intersex artists, and a research-led festival in partnership with The Feminist Library.
Kae Tempest is an English spoken word performer, poet, recording artist, novelist and playwright. In 2013, they won the Ted Hughes Award for their work Brand New Ancients. They were named a Next Generation Poet by the Poetry Book Society, a once-a-decade accolade. Their albums Everybody Down and Let Them Eat Chaos have been nominated for the Mercury Music Prize.