LIMBO are excited to present Divine Panic, the premiere of a performance and installation by Alex Noble.
Divine Panic will embrace both live art and spoken word elements, exploring themes of shame, abandonment, protection, sexuality, childhood, divinity, memory, gender and identity in esoteric spiritual practice.
The performance will continue the trajectory and research within Noble’s practice, developed as an investigation into his own spirituality and mental health. 'Apotropaic Affirmation' charts have become divining tools and coping mechanisms for him, mapping inner correlations and newly acquired insight and holistic thought.
Alongside this performance, a spoken word piece will be displayed in the space - a non-linear narrative, autobiographical and abstract, charting a map to the ‘Apotropaic Affirmation’ charts that have become fundamental as part of Noble’s daily art practice and mental health therapy. It will discuss the queer experience of society, religion, rejection and shame, and ones own spiritual exploration to gain a sense of acceptance and enlightenment through esoteric belief systems.
Divine Panic will coincide with the week of Margate Pride, and as a queer artist Alex’s work specifically explores themes of shame as a result of social conditioning and gender constructs, patriarchal religion and the homosexuals experience of misplacement, faith, rejection, sexuality and belonging.