Soft fruit punch is a new intergenerational performance piece about the practice of love, intimacy and touch by Metal artist in residence Rob Hesp and collaborators.
This is a piece for fathers and sons, brothers, boyfriends, uncles, grandfathers, femmes, friends, sisters and mothers.
As part of the research process for Soft fruit punch, Rob wants to invite you to join him in the studio and to share a little of what you think about love. About how love has changed and coloured your life, from the earliest memories and experiences of love to the broader strokes, ideas and concepts. What does it mean to love? How do we practice loving? And how does that love exist in your everyday actions?
Rob is particularly interested to hear from men, of any age, to take part in this phase of the performance research. He’ll be hosting one-on-one conversations at Metal, Chauffeurs cottage both Saturday 24th (between 10-2pm) and Thursday 29th August (between 2-8pm).
If your interested in finding out more about Soft fruit punch or speaking to Rob, please get in touch either directly through email at email@example.com or through Ruth at Metal Peterborough (firstname.lastname@example.org) to book your slot.
Soft fruit punch is currently in development by Rob Hesp in collaboration with José Tomás, Lavinia Co-op and Nicol Parkinson, supported by the Arts Council England.
About the artist
Rob Hesp is a live-artist, choreographer and dancer from Leeds, England. As an artist Rob is interested in the ways human beings come together, using his work to suggest alternate modes of being, feeling and organising. His performance is constructed from a fluid and evolving queer perspective, often using viscous mess, material textures and object forms alongside the moving body.
Rob performs and presents work both nationally and internationally, having shown work at venues including the V&A Museum, Southbank Centre and Roundhouse, as well as at high profile festivals and art platforms such as Latitude, Spill festival, and Buzzcut. He is also an associate artist with integrated contemporary dance company, Candoco.
Image by Anna Lowry.