Francesca Hawker is an artist living in Brussels. She works with performance, poetry, sound and text, each of these components flowing playfully into the other. During her residency she will explore what is at stake for queer and feminist practices of fantasy and play in the face of the neoliberal drive for productivity. Through performance and through the lens of comedy and slapstick, she will investigate what language can do when unhampered by the need to be useful.
Francesca Hawker (UK) holds a Master’s degree from the Dutch Art Institute, an iterant roaming academy based in the Netherlands. Recent exhibitions & events include Cracking Up and Staging Down: Tickle and Tackle Stand Up at Caberet Voltaire in Zurich, and a post-residency performance at Q02, an arts laboratory for experimental music and sound art in Brussels (both 2021). In 2022 she will work towards a solo show at her friend Ned Armstrong's new gallery Loveday, in London, and revive her correspondence blog, https://you-must-go-world-heritage-sites.tumblr.com.
01.02.2022 - 30.06.2022