Photograph by Jules Lister, courtesy of Humber Street Gallery, Hull.




“The Ideal Bar” – “Le Narcisse” – “Alec’s” is a work created for the sister solo exhibitions Love & Solidarity (February 2020, Grand Union, Birmingham) and Solidarity & Love (January 2020, Humber Street Gallery, Hull).

It is a dramatised exchange between two characters in a Glasgow nightclub, inspired by a sequence in Radclyffe Hall’s The Well of Loneliness in which Stephen Gordon encounters a repellent re ection of herself in a Parisian gay bar. These characters are portrayed by performance maker and ogre Daemon Clelland, and performance artist and music producer TAAHLIAH; who plays which role depends on which of the two sister exhibitions the work is seen in.

It is intended to accompany, and be accompanied by, the video work “Morton” – “Beedles” – “An abyss” (2020). It was exhibited alongside the sculptural works "Bedraggled little brush" (2020) and "Little red fox" (2020), slabs by Radclyffe Hall, and the printed work "Womanhood" (2020).