17:00 - Ed Fornieles: Open Mic Therapy
Open Mic Therapy was originally conceived in 2015 in Los Angeles by artists Ed Fornieles and Ann Hirsch as a place to test their comedic skills. After the first event it was clear that the funnies were perhaps not the most interesting element of the evening. After several nights, stand-up comedy slowly gave way to open mic therapy, where people were able to talk openly about their experiences, feelings and hopes in a supportive environment without the pressure to be funny. At Open Mic Therapy you are invited to get up on stage and talk freely and honestly about your experiences around a given subject. For the Play Co open mic the theme will be The Masks We Wear a chance to collectively unpack our relationship to our own identities.
Ed Fornieles (*1983, UK) is an artist working in London. His most recent project. Fornieles’ work
focuses on exploring alternative tools and patterns of behaviour through role play. Fornieles uses a wide variety of mediums including sculpture, digital platforms and film to explore the process by which identity is created, sustained and replicated. He has exhibited at The Serpentine Gallery, Chisenhale Gallery, Martin Gropius Bau, amongst various other institutions and galleries.