Sour-Puss: The Opera by Diogo Duarte and Jessica Mitchell

Sunday 15 May 2022
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Somerset House
P7 - GOST books
Ground Floor – Publishers Area (P)

Sour-Puss: The Opera is the result of a 5-year collaboration between artist duo Diogo Duarte and Jessica Mitchell who also work in mental health. Consisting of photographs, drawings and texts, the ’Sour-Puss’ of the title is a composite character sometimes based on real-life Mitchell and real-life Duarte and their life experiences. ‘The composite character bearing both biographical and fictional traits was created to expose the hypocrisies and inconsistencies within normative power structures. ‘Sour-Puss’ has no desire to 'accept' or 'assimilate' mainstream versions of gender and sexuality. ‘Sour-Puss’ is in the truest sense of the word, queer’. – Diogo Duarte and Jessica Mitchell