Nathalie Khan speaks about Leigh Bowery and Nicola Bateman
Love in stitches. Nicola Bowery Bateman is the widow of Leigh Bowery, the Australian born fashion designer and London nightlife promoter and performer. Although much is known about Bowery, his costumes and entourage have been immortalized in numerous books and exhibitions; little has been said about his relationship with Nicola, his creative partner and collaborator. Today’s talk on LOVE will focus on the importance of creative partnership and trust. We will look closely at garments and costumes, which were crafted, by Nicola for Leigh to ask the following questions: How can LOVE shape culture? How is LOVE materialized through creative practice? How is the shared experience of queer culture performed through costume and dress?
The talk will be held in English.