FRINGE FUSE: Love Incubator edition, hosted by Diana Bamimeke on 13 December

30 November 2022

FRINGE LAB are delighted to be teaming up with independent curator and art-writer Diana Bamimeke to present FRINGE FUSE: Love Incubator. Join us for an evening of in-person work-in-progress! Curated and MC’d by Diana with a line up of three fantastic artists: Tino Wekare, Tishé Fatunbi & Rima Hamid! This FRINGE FUSE is a scratch love spectacular taking place in person on Tuesday, 13 December at 7pm in at the FRINGE LAB Studios in Sycamore Street, D2. This event is free but ticketed, tickets are available here. 

Sharing your craft is an act of love, as is the buzz of a communal audience receiving it. Join these artists in exploring experiences of love: self-love, platonic love, familial, community and romantic love. Love is electrifying, sensual, comforting, and joyful, but contains space for awkwardness, growing pains and the thrill of danger. 

So loveens, we’re thrilled to welcome audiences to Sycamore Street for a night of new work, join us for a festive drink to toast the end of the year!

FRINGE FUSE is a platform for work in development, please receive all performances in the spirit of scratch!

Portrait of Diana Bamimeke

Diana Bamimeke

Diana Bamimeke is an independent curator, art-writer and maker from Blanchardstown, west Dublin, interested in curating & producing socially engaged art. Their guiding principle, across all strands of their practice, is working collaboratively & responsively, and they are most at home working in tandem with fellow cultural workers. They are most drawn to themes of Black & queer radicality, total abjection, fiction & speculation, critical conjecture, and DIY making. Bamimeke's writing has featured in publications by Origins Eile, the VAI News Sheet, the RHA, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios and TU Dublin. 

Portrait of Rima Hamid

Rima Hamid

Rima Hamid is a poet and visual artist from Sudan. Their practice is centred around event planning as a tool for community healing and resistance, as well as playlist curation and podcasting. They are attempting to revive the lost art of mixtape making, bringing back sonic extensions of our mindsets and emotions.  

They are trying to learn to harness their experiences into a creative field, tying their academic experience, their life and varied creative pursuits into one. They are a visual activist who is interested in telling their own narratives through whatever medium is most available to them. In February 2021, they exhibited Mother May I? at A4 Sounds, and has since been attending workshops and exploring ceramics, as well as performing some new work. 

Portrait of Tino Wekare

Tino Wekare

Tino (s[he]/they) is an organiser with the Black Queer Book Club, a grassroots self organised space where Black queer people and their POC allies can come to read, learn and be in community with one another. BQBC has successfully hosted community events in collaboration with IMMA and has secured funding from organisations such as TENI (Transgender Equality Network Ireland) and Dublin Pride. Tino is currently on hiatus from organising to focus on their artistry, which includes prose and poetry. While they have always been dedicated to their craft, they have flexed their performance muscles at various open mic nights and community events. Of performing their work they say: 'there is an alchemy that occurs with each performance that fundamentally changes the piece: the pauses for breath inform new line breaks, the stanzas that land with the audience are kept, while the ones that don't go to the chopping block. It has sped up my process and has therefore become fundamental to it…' Their work focuses on using magical realism as a vehicle for exploring themes of memory, existentialism and identity. They are currently working on a poetry collection called Lessons of Salt.

Portrait of Tishé Fatunbi

Tishé Fatunbi

Tishé Emmanuella Fatunbi is a Dublin-based performer and writer as well as a final-year student of Psychology at UCD. Tishé is a UCD Ad Astra Performing Arts Scholar and an overly-involved member of UCD Dramsoc. She has starred in productions such as We Dance, a love letter to Black women, that had two runs in Dublin and Galway respectively as part of the Irish Student Drama Awards where she won the award for Best Performer. She played Saint Joan in GBS, a 2022 amalgamation of the work of George Bernard Shaw, shot at the National Gallery of Ireland. She also starred in RE:JOYCE, a 2022 short film imagining the life of a young, modern, gender-bent James Joyce at UCD. As an actor, Tishé hopes to tell Black stories and hopefully make money in the process. Tishé's written work focuses on making people listen to every thought she's ever had, usually in the form of poetry, sometimes plays, and rarely essays.