About Here and Now
Here and Now is a national and local celebration of culture within communities. 40 brand new projects will take place in and around 40 arts centres across the country during 2020, led by artists and co-created with local people.
Creative Folkestone Quarterhouse have been selected as one of the 40 venues, and will be working with Hawaiian-born performance artist Stacy Makishi on her project, Church of the Latter Day Sinners.
About Stacy Makishi
Hawaiian-born performance artist Stacy Makishi found paradise in Dalston, London in 1994. Describing herself as like a bonsai plant - small but old - she has been making art for over 30 years.
A cross-fertilization of theatre, comedy, film and visual art, her work is as complex as it is accessible; humorous as it is challenging; visual as it is literate. It ranges across solo performances for stage, large-scale outdoor participatory projects and intimate one-to-ones.
Also a teacher, director and mentor in international demand, Makishi believes in art’s transformative power and strives to share her creative process with others in order to put more 'aloha' into the world.
Stacy Makishi - Church of the Latter Day Sinners
Church of the Latter Day Sinners celebrates flaws, foibles and f*ck ups.
More mess than messiah, Stacy Makishi attempts to make sermons out of being human. Everyone is welcome at the Church of the Latter Day Sinners, as it offers a different kind of communion where the public come together to get real and downright dirty. Expect a creative atmosphere that cultivates risk, shuns imposter syndrome and welcomes imperfection.
Church of the Latter Day Sinners will be part of Normal? Festival of the Brain 2020.
How You Can Get Involved
As part of her Church of the Latter Day Sinners project, Stacy will be living and hanging out in Folkestone to spread some Hawaiian 'Aloho'.
She's inviting the people of Folkestone to take part in the research for her project by attending meetings to celebrate flaws, foibles and f*ck ups. Everyone is welcome at this different kind of communion where the public comes together to get real and share their pain.
More mess than messiah, Stacy Makishi will attempt to make sermons out of being human. Expect a creative atmosphere that cultivates risk, shuns imposter syndrome and welcomes imperfection.
Everyone is welcome, no experience necessary and no requirement to take part – just come along, bring a friend, and see what’s happening.
Meeting dates TBC. Keep checking back to stay up-to-date.