Hyem

Performance-to-camera, 10 minutes, Live Art Club, 2020.

A performance-to-camera adapting a previous work (Glass Scratch) to the restrictions of pandemic lockdown, Hyem was an exploration into ways of producing intimacy with an audience mediated through online video. Part of a body of work exploring Queer Monstrosity and Northern identity through wyrm folktales, the song tells the myth of the Lambton Worm - a departure from the queer anthem pop song chosen in the original work. The title refers to the Northern slang hyem or hjem, meaning home.

Hyem was shown at the Live Art Club's March online showcase, testing the limitations of Live Art when subjected to online mediation, without traditional artist/audience relations.

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