QUEEN OF LUXURIA
Queen of Luxuria
November 4, 2018, 2-4pm
Carron Little aka queen of luxuria is delighted to bring her new body of people poetry to Compound Yellow on November 4, 2018 from 2pm to 4pm. The queen of luxuria will perform from her most recent collection of poetry entitled Spare Rib Revisited that was inspired by her research into a women’s collective in Chicago and the feminist magazine she grew up with in the U.K. called Spare Rib. For the last two years Carron has been interviewing women between the ages of 20 to 100 and writing poetry that is part of a larger body of people poetry that she has been writing over the last ten years. The work encompasses a wide range of issues from women’s health, racism, institution violence, atheism and immigration rights. The work speaks to the complexity of what it means to be human.
Carron performs as queen of luxuria who was born in 2008 at a performance entitled The Land of Luxuria at the Whitechapel Art Gallery in London, U.K. Her philosophy as a performer is to provide a transformative experience for the audience and members of the public who participate in her work. Her process starts with public interviews, from these conversations she composes poetry that become the starting point for her solo and ensemble performances and a visual arts practice.
Carron is Scottish American and lives and works in Chicago, USA. The leading questions of her research are embedded in dialogic exchange, thinking about how language shapes and defines our cultural identities. The translation of personal stories into poetic form creates moments of epiphany for participants. How can language become a form of liberation? How has our socialized patterns of speech impacted societal oppression and in utilizing a feminist methodology how can we as diverse communities emancipate ourselves? What are the systems of care we need to introduce into our systems at home, at work and in the public space that can empower the wider community? These theoretical concerns for language, spoken dialect, and the structure of speech are influenced by her Scottish heritage thinking about how the prohibition of Gaelic language has shaped a contemporary spoken dialect that retains a musical resonance linked to its Gaelic roots. The poetry comes alive in performance and the vocal arrangements Carron has composed to communicate each participant’s unique story.
Please note this performance is for women only.
For more information about her work and practice please visit carronlittle.com and outofsitechicago.org