Lockdown Chronicles is a new performance commission by dance and performance artist Sandra Boom. The film unravels in a series of scenes that collage poetry, dance and performance across a myriad of abandoned locations in Patras, Greece. Lockdown Chronicles reflects on personal trauma, collective grieving, rage for racial injustice and the feelings of uncertainty during the global pandemic.
The film screening will be bookended with a Lockdown Chronicles live streamed performance, which will happen in real-time in London; bringing together the first and second lockdown in one screening event.
Directed by Zeta Spyraki @zetaspy
Support by Arts Council England
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Sandra Boom (b.1993 Patras, Greece) is a London-based genderqueer performer, experimental artist and model. Native to the Carnival capital of Greece, Patras, Boom has the festival’s strong rhythm and theatricality ingrained in her dance style along with years of Traditional Greek Dance training and Commercial Dance classes. Sandra Boom studied Goldsmiths MA in Performance Making (2014-2016) where she devise her non-binary drag persona for live art performances, often collaborating with other artists and performance companies outside her course, including: Pomba Girls (2014-2018) and Dio Divine (2016-2019)
Boom’s performances include drag and cabaret acts in Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club (2016); Dalston Superstore (2019); Shoreditch House Members Club (2017); and danced for various festivals; Citadel (2016 & 2017); Love Box (2017); Boomtown (2017) amongst others. She performed for Alexandra Bachtetzis’ Undressed live art in Frieze London (2015); Mythical Animals Mykonos Biennale (2015); Cap Atlantis Venice Biennale (2018); walked the runway of London Queer Fashion Show (2019) and acted for Zeta Spy’s NESPRESSO TALENTS UK RUNNER UP ’19 film “Olive Oil“.