31 May 2023, 9–9.45pm
North Cloisters, Wilkins Building
University College, London
Free, no booking required. More info.
Nina Wakeford will be giving a performance around her book, Our Pink Depot: The Gay Underground FLO-N202-236000000-TRK-MST-00002-SAY-HELLO-WAVE-GOODBYE-KEN-NIE-BPS (Book Works & Art on the Underground, 2019) as part of the Blueprints of Hope: Celebrating LGBTQ+ London show in which she is also an exhibiting artist.
Commissioned by Art on the Underground, Nina Wakeford was embedded for 18 months with the tunnel engineers, rail laying teams and miners who built the Northern Line extension between Kennington and Battersea Power Station. The resulting project excavates and embodies LGBTQ+ history and proposes it as part of the new transport infrastructure of London.
Featuring words and music, Nina stages parts of her book and imagines a new Underground tube tunnel built below a demolished gay club as a new part of London queer infrastructure – a ‘pink depot’.
The performance collaborators are artist Harilay Rabenjamina, King Frankie, and Alexander Garnett-Scherer (Service Manager, TfL). Based on a project originally commissioned by Art on the Underground.
Supported by Goldsmiths, University of London.