Auto Italia, London, 05 October 2019, 16:00 — 17:30
Alexa Karolinski & Ingo Niermann, Oceano de amor, HD video, colour, sound, 95 min, 2019.

The Army of Love invites you to take part in workshop performances that have been designed to enrol new recruits, on 5 October, 30 October, 13 November and 27 November.

These sessions involve intimate (though not sexual or explicit) participatory movement workshops and conversations. The aim is to create an environment in which to learn how to practice love towards those we haven’t yet felt attraction for, and how to become ready to receive love from those that want to give it.

The events will be led by two members of The Army, Andie Macario and Grainne Dromgoole. During the session you will be invited to contribute to an ongoing debate on The Army’s motives, strategies, modus operandi, and day-to-day routines through exercises enabling the imagining of a society in which everyone can give and receive love according to their needs.

Past iterations of the Army of Love Training Camp have taken place at Berlin Biennale, Casco Art Institute, Castello di Rivoli – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, ENSBA Lyon, MACBA: Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, and Städelschule.

Andie Macario (b. 1989, Brasil) is a multi-disciplinary Latinx artist from Rio de Janeiro, currently living and working in London. Macario’s work explores looking at relations between the physicality and emotionality of the body and the scopophiliac spectator. Through works that merge queer and gay femininity, voyeurism and seduction with underlying dark undertones of sexual trauma, she tests the limits of her audience by altering pre-conceived perceptions of subject and object.

Gráinne Dromgoole (b. 1997, UK) is an actor and Artistic Director at Three Sisters theatre company. Dromgoole is a member of the National Youth Theatre, and is currently studying English at The University of Cambridge. She has performed at the Portland Arms (2017); Cambridge Experimental (2016); and ADC Theatre (2017). She is the Actor’s Representative for the Marlowe Society, a founder of The Old Vag Club Theatre Company and worked as a translator and assistant director for a touring production of Trabajos de Amor Perdidos with the Fundación Siglo de Oro in Madrid.