Communal Lunch with Wingshan Smith

Wingshan Smith. Photo by Irina Shestakova

Following the outbreak of COVID-19 this event has now been rescheduled. In light of uncertainty around the ongoing situation we will not be taking bookings for events until Mansions of the Future reopens. Please join our mailing list to remain up to date with programme news. 

 “April is the cruellest month, breeding
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
Memory and desire, stirring
Dull roots with spring rain.” 

The Wasteland by TS Eliot

Join us for an empowering ritualistic performance and collective spell responding to the hostile times we live in. Delivered by artist, curator and educator Wingshan Smith the lunch will include a seed bomb workshop and helpings of ‘rebirth soup’ to usher in Spring 2020.  

Wingshan works to negotiate the everyday tensions in (re-)discovering self-hood, authenticity, and spirituality in an increasingly commoditised surveilled world. Whilst much of her work is auto-biographical, her work more generally seeks to interact with themes such as histories which are readily forgotten or musings on our relationships to each other in a virtual networked age.

This project is part of Mansions of the Future’s Lincoln Live programme March – November 2020 (Season extended in response to COVID-19). Departing from Lincoln’s rich entertainment and theatre history, Lincoln Live features new commissions which exist at the intersections of disciplinary boundaries. The season is a celebration of performative ventures that stand resolutely marginal to both the history of English theatre and the often exclusive, disciplinary rhetoric of contemporary performance art.

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