Staged reading of Ian Giles' new film: Edward/Maurice
On the final day of a summer drama camp a group of LGBTQI+ teens use puppets to perform a potted version of Christopher Marlowe's 16th Century play Edward II. Another group of peers use roleplay and discussion to share the narrative of E.M Forster’s 1914 novel Maurice. Both texts feature fully realised complex gay protagonists within historic settings. Dramatic moments within the narratives are spliced together to create moments of connection and contrast. By holding these texts up against each other the groups offer each other a space to explore an unbound mapping of love, royalty and the natural world through a queer lens.
Ian Giles lives and works in London, he studied at the Slade School of Fine Art. His films and artworks have been exhibited at the Whitechapel Gallery, London; Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.