Milk & Blood

Performance

(2015 - )

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Rich Mix, London, 10th July 2016
p. Hugo Glendinning Rich Mix, London, 10th July 2016
p. Hugo Glendinning Rich Mix, London, 10th July 2016
p. Hugo Glendinning Rich Mix, London, 10th July 2016
p. Hugo Glendinning Rich Mix, London, 10th July 2016
p. Hugo Glendinning Rich Mix, London, 10th July 2016
p. Hugo Glendinning Rich Mix, London, 10th July 2016
p. Hugo Glendinning Rich Mix, London, 10th July 2016
p. Hugo Glendinning Rich Mix, London, 10th July 2016
p. Sarah Hickson Rich Mix, London, 10th July 2016
p. Sarah Hickson Rich Mix, London, 10th July 2016
p. Sarah Hickson Rich Mix, London, 10th July 2016
p. Sarah Hickson Rich Mix, London, 10th July 2016
p. Sarah Hickson Rich Mix, London, 10th July 2016
p. Sarah Hickson Rich Mix, London, 10th July 2016
p. Sarah Hickson Rich Mix, London, 10th July 2016
p. Sarah Hickson Toynbee Studios, 28th July 2015
p. Hugo Glendinning Toynbee Studios, 28th July 2015
p. Hugo Glendinning Toynbee Studios, 28th July 2015
p. Hugo Glendinning Toynbee Studios, 28th July 2015
p. Hugo Glendinning Toynbee Studios, 28th July 2015
p. Hugo Glendinning Toynbee Studios, 28th July 2015
p. Hugo Glendinning Toynbee Studios, 28th July 2015
p. Hugo Glendinning Toynbee Studios, 28th July 2015
p. Hugo Glendinning Toynbee Studios, 28th July 2015
p. Hugo Glendinning Toynbee Studios, 28th July 2015
p. Hugo Glendinning Toynbee Studios, 28th July 2015
p. Hugo Glendinning Toynbee Studios, 28th July 2015
p. Hugo Glendinning Toynbee Studios, 28th July 2015
p. Hugo Glendinning Toynbee Studios, 28th July 2015
p. Hugo Glendinning Toynbee Studios, 28th July 2015
p. Hugo Glendinning Toynbee Studios, London, 29th July 2015
p. Steffano Teodori Toynbee Studios, London, 29th July 2015
p. Riccardo Attanasio Toynbee Studios, London, 29th July 2015
p. Riccardo Attanasio Toynbee Studios, London, 29th July 2015
p. Riccardo Attanasio Toynbee Studios, London, 29th July 2015
p. Riccardo Attanasio Toynbee Studios, London, 29th July 2015
p. Riccardo Attanasio Toynbee Studios, London, 29th July 2015
p. Riccardo Attanasio Toynbee Studios, London, 29th July 2015
p. Riccardo Attanasio Toynbee Studios, London, 29th July 2015
p. Riccardo Attanasio Toynbee Studios, London, 29th July 2015
p. Riccardo Attanasio Toynbee Studios, London, 29th July 2015
p. Riccardo Attanasio Toynbee Studios, London, 29th July 2015
p. Riccardo Attanasio Toynbee Studios, London, 29th July 2015
p. Riccardo Attanasio Toynbee Studios, London, 29th July 2015
p. Riccardo Attanasio Toynbee Studios, London, 29th July 2015
p. James Bullimore Toynbee Studios, London, 29th July 2015
p. James Bullimore Toynbee Studios, London, 29th July 2015
p. James Bullimore Toynbee Studios, London, 29th July 2015
p. James Bullimore Toynbee Studios, London, 29th July 2015
p. James Bullimore Toynbee Studios, London, 29th July 2015
p. James Bullimore Toynbee Studios, London, 29th July 2015
p. James Bullimore Toynbee Studios, London, 29th July 2015
p. James Bullimore a/political, London, 9th July 2015
p. Hugo Glendinning a/political, London, 9th July 2015
p. Hugo Glendinning a/political, London, 9th July 2015
p. Hugo Glendinning a/political, London, 9th July 2015
p. Hugo Glendinning a/political, London, 9th July 2015
p. Hugo Glendinning a/political, London, 9th July 2015
p. Hugo Glendinning a/political, London, 9th July 2015
p. Hugo Glendinning a/political, London, 9th July 2015
p. Hugo Glendinning a/political, London, 9th July 2015
p. Hugo Glendinning a/political, London, 9th July 2015
p. Hugo Glendinning a/political, London, 9th July 2015
p. Hugo Glendinning a/political, London, 9th July 2015
p. Hugo Glendinning a/political, London, 9th July 2015
p. Hugo Glendinning a/political, London, 9th July 2015
p. Hugo Glendinning a/political, London, 9th July 2015
p. Hugo Glendinning a/political, London, 9th July 2015
p. Hugo Glendinning a/political, London, 9th July 2015
p. Hugo Glendinning a/political, London, 9th July 2015
p. Hugo Glendinning a/political, London, 9th July 2015
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3RW2DIGNwU







related text:

Insignificant - Franko B, 2015 >







related interviews:

Lois Keidan in Conversation with Franko B >

[Resonance FM] (July 2016)


Interview by Jessica Greenall >

[artinliverpool.com] (July 2016)


Interview by Sean Ketteringham >

[Corridor8] (July 2016)


Interview for Total Tattoo Magazine >

(April 2016)







reviews:

It’s No Use Crying Over Spilt Milk >

Nisha Ramayya [Exuent Magazine] (July 2016)


Review by Mary Paterson >

[Black and White and Read All Over] (July 2016)


Franko B, Milk & Blood >

C. James Fagan [Confused Guff] (July 2016)


I Have Language on my Side >

Miriam La Rosa [Curating the Contemporary] (October 2015)


• Milk & Blood, Franko B a Londra >

Helga Marsala [Artribune] (August 2015)


Edinburgh is Like a Black Hole for Theatre >

Megan Vaughan [The Stage] (July 2015)


Il Performer Italiano Franko B Torna a Esibirsi a Londra >

[adnkronos] (July 2015)


Milk & Blood: a New Performance by Franko B >

[this is tomorrow] (July 2015)


Plan Your Week’s Theatre >

Lyn Gardner [The Guardian] (July 2015)







acknowledgements:

Milk & Blood is supported by Arts Council England and presented in collaboration with a/political.

Franko B would like to thank a/political, Lee Steggles, Dawn Manners, Becky Haghpanah-Shirwan, Steve Wald, Yuki Kobayashi, Thomas Qualmann, Gill Lloyd, The Bureau of Silly Ideas, Gamba Shoes, Hillary Wili and Katie McPhee.




 

© 2015 Franko B and the contributors

press release:

Milk & Blood appropriates the aesthetics of boxing for thirteen two minute rounds of mental and physical endurance. Exploring themes of pain, eroticism, revulsion, ecstasy and masculinity, the performance becomes a metaphor for social struggle and the ability to overcome.


Internationally recognised as a pioneering performance artist, Franko B uses both his body and a punch bag as democratic tools, embodying notions of the personal, political and poetic. In this unprecedented performance Franko B returns to the seminal aesthetics of the wound. Milk will bleed.


‘Looking introspectively, I can truly say that I have successfully wrecked my career as a “bleeding” artist and continued my lust for life thanks to language.’

- Franko B


For press enquiries, please contact

becky@a-political.org.







schedule:

Future:

10th March 2017 - Backlit Gallery, Nottingham >

(Dates coming up in Colchester, Glasgow and more to be confirmed.)


Past:

  1. 1st December 2016 - East Street Arts (Patrick Studios), Leeds, UK

  2. 10th November 2016 - Teatro Massimo, Cagliari, Sardinia

• 13th October 2016 - MAC, Birmingham

• 28th July 2016 - Bluecoat Centre, Liverpool

• 10th July 2016 - Rich Mix, London

21st October 2015 - Norwich Arts Centre

  1. 28th & 29th July 2015 - Toynbee Studios (London)

  2. 27th July 2015 - Broadcast live on thisistomorrow.info  for an online audience only

  3. 9th July 2015 - Preview at a/political (London)







full length video: