contemporary rituals, quantum realities, queered spaces

Berlin based performance collective ONCE WE WERE ISLANDS is Chris Gylee (scenographer) and Aslan (author) and collaborators.

ONCE WE WERE ISLANDS work in the fertile ground between disciplines, combining visual art, performance, choreographic methodologies, and research. Gylee and Aslan, originally from Manchester and London, employ (auto)biographical narrative as well as meticulous research on the realities of Queer lives in their poetic works.

Portrait: Paul Max Fischer
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ONCE WE WERE ISLANDS are members of LAFT Berlin e.V.