As part of Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Panicattack Duo present a durational performance entitled Nothing Really Mattress in the Main Gallery every Wednesday, 1–9pm and Saturday, 10am–6pm.
In the work, Panicattack Duo address diverse topics from migration to class, neoliberalism to patriarchy. The artists also reflect on their own research and collaborative working practice, revealing the unseen labour behind their performance.
Since the first iteration of the performances at Bloomberg New Contemporaries in Liverpool, the work has developed to include other artistic voices. Panicattack Duo hope to turn Nothing Really Mattress into an intimate public space by collaborating with visitors, artists and curators in their performances.
22 December – The Jungle Lifestyle
Visual artist Zen Khalid joins Panicattack Duo to talk about cultural production within underground spaces and art practices outside the contemporary art market.
29 December – disORDER: Space, Bureaucracy and Growth
Performance artist and activist Demelza Woodbridge reads The Long Now to Panicattack Duo.
2 January – disORDER: Space, Bureaucracy and Growth
Performance artist and activist Demelza Woodbridge presents The Big Invisible Fridge, 2018.
5 & 9 January – disORDER: Space, Bureaucracy and Growth
Live artist and community arts facilitator Hannah Mary invites visitors to join her in making masks.
9, 12 & 16 January – The perks and struggles of being an emerging curator in London 2018
Goldsmiths University MFA Curating lead a live a conversation on being an emerging curator. The discussion aims to offer support and inspiration for other cultural producers in the early stages of their career.
19 January – Anna Reading BNC18
New Contemporaries 2018 artist Anna Reading joins the duo to make worry dolls. They discuss worries, and explore why talking might be a helpful strategy to deal with them.
23 January – disORDER: Space, Bureaucracy and Growth
Visual artist and filmmaker Eleni Tomadaki joins Panicattack Duo for a studio discussion.
26 January – Open Call: Make A Bridge
The duo invites anyone who identifies as a womxn to bring a piece of fabric and make a collaborative textile piece which will form the beginning of a collective project.
30 January – disORDER: Space, Bureaucracy and Growth
Visual and performance artist Anna Frijstein joins Panicattack Duo for a performance collaboration.
2 February – disORDER: Space, Bureaucracy and Growth
Performance artist Noe Iwai joins Panicattack Duo for a discussion and performance collaboration.
6 February – Faye Claridge BNC18
New Contemporaries 2018 artist Faye Claridge joins Panicattack Duo for a conversation about nationality and representation. The three artists will share a particular song that represents their respective passport nationalities.
13 February – Kobby Adi BNC18
New Contemporaries 2018 artist Kobby Adi joins the duo for a studio discussion.