8th, 9th, 10th February 2018 – Electrowerkz, London


MILKandLEAD Art Gallery


A selection of recorded poems will be mixed as part of a dark empty room installation. The only sense will be hearing, there will be no sound but pure erotic spoken words in the darkness.

The concept of the Dark Erotic Poetry Room at DELIQUIUM is based purely on the imaginative power of poetry decontextualised in a darkened space.

The installation aims to create a space were the loss of identity provoked by the suppression of the sense of sight causes the physical body to surrender completely to poetry. When hearing takes over the other senses, the participant is projected onto an imaginary world filled with verses inspired by the poetry of Marquis De Sade and Edgar Allan Poe.

Once the spectator agrees to participate and step over the threshold of the DEPR she/he will reset all the senses at the same level and the poetry mix, made by selected poems will create a unique sensual journey.

The Dark Erotic poetry competition reflects the intention of the gallery to respect cultures, promote human rights, and advance the themes of equality and diversity. Marquis De Sade and Edgar Allan Poe-inspired dark poets and artists and this will be reflected in the atmosphere, the music and the style of the event.


Damien De Coene
➣ Escapism of the Masturbator
Electric Elizabeth
➣ Tender at First
Alex Wealands
➣ ∞


KV (Kate) Adams
➣ Aberration
Dean Rhetoric
➣ Fisher Price Symphony
Graham Buchan
➣ Silence
Winter James
➣ Lust In A Haystack
Kimmy Alan
➣ Queen Necrophilia

The first three classified win a 3DAY PASS at DELIQUIUM 2018.
All selected poems will be published with full credits on a book and documentary.


The artists at DELIQUIUM represent all that is best in multiple areas of experimental work. Everyone has a clear vision, a path they have followed relentlessly. For MILKandLEAD, the important thing is to bring together disparate artists but with something like a shared vision of the troubled reality of being a human today (or posthuman…). Musicians and artists in DELIQUIUM offer a raw insight into what waits outside the human and cultural norms that supposedly protect us. These are shadows that make sounds, images, words, ideas, and above all, effects on those who encounter their work.

Prof. Paul Hegarty | Sound Art Curator

Alexei Monroe | Sound Theorist

[email protected]


3-DAY PASS / EARLY BIRD | £23  Sold Out!


ACT 1 • THU 8TH FEB 2018 / LIMITED | £13

ACT 2 • FRI 9TH FEB 2018 / LIMITED | £13

ACT 3 • SAT 10TH FEB 2018 / LIMITED | £13

WORKSHOP • Hardware Hacking by TASOS STAMOU (UK)  [Fri, 9th Feb 2018 – 1pm/7pm] | £40


The gallery started in East London's heart in 2009 as an independent platform that reflects and implements the global power of the arts, multicultural and gender equal communities; mainly acting as a place of exposure to the latest art movements and emergent new talents. Since 2016, MILKandLEAD Art Gallery is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation Registered in England No.1167857.

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