Ken Chu - All We Were Saying

Apartment is delighted to announce a special one off happening; 'All We Were Saying' by Ken Chu on Wednesday 21st December from 3-8pm.

Same sex civil partnerships will be legally recognized in England and Wales on 21 December 2005. All We Were Saying is a one-day performance work with two men in bed knitting for peace. All We Were Saying is looking to provide a public forum for ordinary queer citizens and their friends to respond to this momentous occasion in our history. The participants are Matt Bamber and Andy Hardman:

"We are partners, but stress that this piece is not about our relationship in particular. We are interested in the community and public response to Civil Partnership Laws." Matthew Bamber and Andrew Hardman

The work will be mounted in the bedroom of Apartment and the public is invited to participate.
Apartment will be open from 3 – 8 pm for the community to gather in support of the knitters. Attendees may mark this occasion by publicly voicing their perspectives on same-sex civil unions. They are encouraged to bring guitars, knit, and participate in other communal activities. The work is informed by the Yoko Ono/John Lennon 1969 Amsterdam 'bed-in' for peace.

Ken Chu is currently the Breathe Resident Artist at the Chinese Arts Centre where he is developing several projects with artists and their social economies. For one of the projects, he is working alongside a group of knitters, including Andy and Matt, to knit sleeves from recycled plastic bags to fit over monochromatic paintings.

'All We Were Saying' is a grass roots effort facilitated by Apartment, Chinese Arts Centre, queerupnorth and Castlefield Gallery.

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