21-24/June 2018 | Studio Я
Anyone who believes that the introduction of marriage for all eliminates all discrimination against queer people in this society is terribly mistaken. Therefore, our Queer Weekend’s key issue is: How can we value differences without defending inequalities? White on White explores a non-existent, phantasmal nation-state: TYSKLAND, which is anything but a region with consistent national mythology. The political potential of body fluids is the theme of Lola Fonsèque’s ongoing performance FLUSH ME HARDER. Rosana Cade is returning to the festival for an intimate one-to-one exchange with the audience. Her solo MY BIG SISTER TAUGHT ME THIS LAPDANCE makes us face the question: How do we look at the naked female body? Later at the bar: The duo Br*other Issues will work through whiteness, stupidity and natural passiveness in their late show WINK'N TWINK. On Saturday, MAD KATE & THE TIDE heat up the dance floor: from electro-folk to post-punk and performance art. With the queer-punk road-trip film THE WHISPER OF THE JAGUAR and the docu performance CRUISING IN HIGH HEELS we will be presenting two films of Simon(è) J. Paetau about the search for cultural and sexual identity. The evening concludes with Deniz Utlu talking to author Anne Garréta about her narrative experiment SPHINX, recently released in German, which attempts the allegedly impossible: to tell a love story without gender.