How to be Afraid? | Mary Pearson and mayfield brooks

Image: Mary Pearson and mayfield brooks, How to Be Afraid? Metal, Liverpool, 2017. Photo: Jane MacNeil

Dates TBC
Various times and events

How to be Afraid (HTBA)? by New York-based artist mayfield brooks and Liverpool-based artist Mary Pearson looks at performance & social change, exploring notions of power, trauma and agency emerging from the artists’ separate yet connected histories of transatlantic slavery. This phase of the project is a development of several years’ collaboration between mayfield and Mary, with earlier iterations of the project supported by Chisenhale Dance Space, Metal (Liverpool) and Improspections festival at the Museum for Contemporary Art, Zagreb.

This research space will take place transatlantically, in person and online, and invite ways for other practitioners to get involved. Subject to further funding, the public programme will include include a 3-day workshop, talks and performance events. 

How to be Afraid (HTBA) currently has partnership support from Independent Dance, The Bluecoat, and Center for Performance Research, New York. 

All further information and booking will be announced soon.