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SLOW BURN: A Durational Drag Performance + Tatiana Gill

August 9, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Slow Burn is a piece created and performed by Seattle drag artist Arson Nicki. It pushes the art form of traditional drag lip sync to its extremes. An 9-hour-long playlist is built, a drag performer hits the shuffle button, presses play, and lip syncs the whole thing without pauses or breaks. The premise is simple; the resulting work is anything but.

It is an installation, it is a durational performance, it is a gallery piece, it is a solo costume ball.

It is immersive in the sense that there is no “stage” – the performer moves throughout the entire room.

It is casual in the sense that your ticket gives you in-and-out privileges throughout the performance. Step out when you want to, come back when you please. You can sit. You can stand. Lawn chairs/pillows/sleeping bags/other comfort items are permitted and encouraged.

Slow Burn was originally presented at The Factory in Seattle, WA in November 2016, and was remounted at Mokedo in Seattle, WA and project205 in Portland, OR in August 2017.


All admission will be sold at the door day-of-show. Cash and card will be accepted. Price is $5-10 sliding scale; you are encouraged to contribute what you can, as admission goes directly to supporting the artist and the space.


Arson Nicki is an aggressively transgressive drag artist based out of Seattle, WA. They perform lip syncs, host events DJ, design & construct costumes, produce & promote shows, and advocate for their communities. They focus on pushing drag’s creative boundaries, presenting drag in unexpected spaces, and expanding visibility for and accessibility to drag art.

Visual art in Gallery space by Tatiana Gill


August 9, 2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Studio Current
1100 E Pike St
Seattle, 98122 United States

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