18th Nov, 7:30 pm
Join drag-clown Pretentious Dross for their solo multimedia extravaganza-STRANGE LOOP -it’s a psychoanalyst’s wet-dream. It’s a postmodern p**s-take. It’s a closed circuit, baby.
Lost in a dark, mythopoetic labyrinth; Dross explores a twisted warren of pop-culture reference; a kaleidoscopic cavern of queerness and the uncanny. This interdisciplinary work loops ceaselessly through spoken word, lip-sync, 80’s synthwave, Expressionist horror, and other… Stranger Things.
Performed across the UK since 2017, STRANGE LOOP has polarised audiences:
“Harnesses the aesthetic of synth-wave and turns it into a full-on assault of sound, sinister cinema and Drag ... pushing his audience to extremes of sympathy and disgust"
"Strange Loop offers a painful insight into the complexities of human identity. As a performance, it captivates its audience through gorgeous audio-visuals, forcing those watching to examine their own feelings in relation to self-identity. Which is precisely what great Performance Art should do"
Pretentious Dross is the drag alter-ego of performance maker and academic Jim Valentine-Burrows. He has been producing experimental theatre is various guides for many years, completing a PhD in digital theatre practices in 2017.More information about