Visit www.franko-b.com to see Franko's new and recent works, as well as an extensive archive of his artistic output over the last 25 years. Documentation including videos, photographs, original press releases and sound recordings are indexed at www.franko-b.com/works.html, and there are many interviews with Franko, texts about his practice and press articles collated from over the years.
MILK & BLOOD
Franko B returns to Toynbee Studios to showcase his new solo performance Milk & Blood.
Set inside the atmospheric Court Room, a former juvenile court, Franko B faces the fragility of human existence through the metaphor of boxing.
MILK & BLOOD
Internationally recognised as a leading performance artist, Franko B uses his body as a democratic tool to explore notions of the personal, political and poetic, resistance and the transcendence of suffering. Milk & Blood appropriates the aesthetics of boxing for twelve two minute rounds of mental and physical endurance. Exploring pain, eroticism, revulsion, ecstasy and masculinity, the performance becomes a metaphor for social struggle and the fragility of human existence. ‘It is important to me to continue making works that contribute to the society in which I am living. I want to achieve a personal connection with the audience on multiple levels; to encourage people to contemplate their own experiences and vulnerability in a safe, self-contained space.’ - Franko B (2015)
Milk & Blood will tour the UK and internationally.
Schedule to be announced.
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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, Thomas Qualmann, Gill Lloyd, The Bureau of Silly Ideas, Gamba Shoes, Hillary Wili and Katie McPhee.