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SHREK 666 is the embodiment of an ogre, a character birthed in 2018 designed and performed by Daemon Clelland. The practice of drama therapeutic performance combined with visual image making references monstrosity, post-humanism, medieval illuminations and science fiction through a process of queer world making. Situated between Spirituality and Parody, Transition and Eroticism, Benevolence and Confrontation, a showcase of performative power in rejection of realness. Clelland works between SFX and Latex Prosthetics, Performance, Moving Image, Costume Design and Sound.
A typical SHREK 666 show might feature fake blood squirted onto the audience or a simulated blow job – all executed in an outfit that includes devilish horns, a gimp mask, or an oversized codpiece. Giving a middle finger to respectability politics every time they step on stage, SHREK 666 finds delight in disgust. But behind the performance persona you’ll find that Sorcha is surprisingly PG: warm, funny, and a bit of a queer-theory nerd.
Born in the Highlands, Sorcha studied at Glasgow School of Art, which is where they created their drag alter ego. Informed by Scottish masculinity, Sorcha uses a mash-up of latex, heavy make-up, and grisly prosthetics to put a satanic spin on DreamWorks’ cartoon ogre.