Work. Workers. Working.: Joana Nastari & Jess Edwards

A verbatim audio installation by writer & activist Joana Nastari, directed by Jess Edwards. Everyone has been affected by lockdown – we explore the specific experiences of sex workers. How have they adapted? How has their industry changed, how, like all of us, will they endeavour to keep themselves happy and safe. Constructed from interviews, performed by actors.

What is your practice?


What drew you to this artform?

The nature of the live experience, entertainment, silliness, provocation and fun.

Who is your art hero?


As restrictions are lifting where will you be heading to first in Margate?

To support brewery Xylo – we’re so impressed with how they’ve adapted and made things feel really safe.

Tell us a bit about this place

Local brewery and bar with super friendly, smart staff and delicious beer. 

What do you see the artists role being in the overall effort to dismantle systemic racism?

To ask questions, and to be an empathy machine. The arts help us imagine ourselves into other people’s experiences. We are passionate about challenging stigma, and we think the arts is an amazing place to do that.