edition September-October 2022

Queer Readings

The season opening festival at the Sophiensæle

Schillernde Drag-Show mit einem Cast blinder Performer*innen: „Unsightly Drag and Friends“ von Quiplash. © Christopher Andreou

Text: Christine Matschke: Text: Christine Matschke

With its performance festival Queering the Crip, Cripping the Queer, the Sophiensæle is dedicating a space to resistant marginal bodies. International works by queer disabled artists will examine heteronormativity, gender ascriptions, but also queer cultural practices. The festival kicks off with an interdisciplinary performance by Pelenakeke Brown. In “Enter // Return,” the Samoan artist associatively explores the terms that provide the inspiration behind the title and allows indigenous knowledge about time and space to encounter digital spaces as a result of the pandemic. A queer interpretation of South American Surrealism will be presented by Anajara Amarante from Brazil. In “Butching Cowboys” Amarante casts off normative codes of behavior like clothes that have become too tight. Anger and grief are a creative motor for a new form of ‘free’ self-organization that is becoming increasingly loud. Two further performances by Quiplash and Sindi Runudde complete the program of four works, for which the Schwules Museum is presenting an exhibition under the same title. 

Queering the Crip, 
Cripping the Queer
September 9-17, 2022

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