P.O.C. Caucus // Fri 11:00 / Bollox
This is a meeting exclusively for people of colour to talk about their identities and experiences amongst each other. If you are not a person of colour please do not attend. The Bollox will be open to the public from 13:00
A Non-Monogamy Workshop // Fri 12:30 / Tent
Monogamy and heteronormativity oppress alternative forms of doing relationships. This workshop will be a space to discuss how they affect us; the relationships between non-binary people, the privileges of cisgendered heterosexual couples, the social and legal advantages of monogamous relationships and any related issues.
Discussion: On Behalf of ‘Whom’ // Fri 12:30 / OCCII Hall
Poe Liberado will facilitate a discussion about the language we use. Full workshop description coming soon.
— Break // 15:00 —
“Decolonizing Queerness” – Redmond Amsterdam // Fri 15:30 / Tent
This workshop aims to offer an intersectional approach to radical queer politics by examining how white supremacy and colonialism intersect with the cis-het-patriarchy. Following Redmond’s People of Color caucus, this will be an open space of learning for all interested in building solid anti-racist coalitions that go beyond mere inclusion and towards a politics demanding freedom for all Queers.
Redmond is an Amsterdam-based intersectional feminist collective and radio show.
Radical Femininity – The Power of Femmes // Fri 15:30 / OCCII Hall
Taking a look at our communities- do misogyny, femmephobia and transmisogyny exist? How does it happen? Are people taken more seriously politically if they’re masculine presenting? As a woman (cis, trans) is there pressure to present in a more masculine way to be read as queer? Is femininity seen as radical? What is the power that femmes hold? This workshop will take a look at these questions and at our personal experiences.
Sustainable Resistance Network
– Interrogation Training // Fri 15:30 / Upstairs (OCCII)
The Sustainable Resistance network runs workshops with the goal of promoting sustainable activism, which aims to enhance an activist culture that is resilient, focused on care and community and capable of staying in for the long run. This workshop will be training through a fun (but very educational) roleplay to experience techniques that are being used during police interrogations and how to be able to withstand those techniques. If you already know that ‘no comment’ is the best thing to do, come and try!
— Dinner Starts Serving // 18:00 —
Community Feedback // Fri 19:00 / Tent
A space moderated by the Lube Crew to discuss issues occurring during the festival.
— Binnenpret Close – 21:00 —
PARTY OPENS //Fri 21:00/ OCCII
An evening of queer performance…in 3 ACTS …
ACT 1 9 30- 10 30
Representation of a Dead Body, Variation No. 1 by Albertina Cabrera
Albertina Cabrera is an Experimental artist and an Artivist, who works in many different forms and ways, from experimental films, to papier maché sculptures, from performance to teaching music to children with instruments made out of recycled stuff.
Born in Guatemala, Meso America, in the middle of the bloodiest times of 36 years of war, she and her family move out of the city to live in a safer place when she was 4, returning to the city at the age of 9, to live in her grandmothers house.
When the war ends in 1996, the “post-war” period starts but all that it meant was a broken society and historical social trauma, that projects all the injustices in violence, any way, we say the peace was signed, but the war still going, the multinationals still murdering, the corrupt politicians still in the state, nothing changed, just the supposition that by name we are not anymore in war.
In this framework I create -cidio (-cide) a suffix from the Latin word that means murder, slaughter, killing, is a way of portraying the situation in Guatemala, is my way to scream that yes it had been geno-cide, the killing of entire communities of Indigenous peoples, from 1960 to 1996. Femini-cide the misogynistic killing of woman, girls, trans-women in the most violent ways, and the Eco-cide, the violent killing of the land and activists to make room for mines, dams and plantations, all in the name of “progress” made by multinationals together with State’s speculations; another way of genocide that is happening now.
CHERYL FLORUS AMSTERDAM
Power and Masculinity.. Breaking Down the Lie
Short: In today’s society, the concept of Power and Masculinity are interwoven. Why is that? In this piece I talk about my journey perceiving Men, Women and Power in various ways before finally Breaking Down the Lies of society. It’s time for the Truth.
Unfortunate Vernacular performs: Young Lust LONDON
a cynical comedy about trans, genderqueer and coming of age over and over again. Placing the self into the social world, the surrealism of making politics personal, norms in “norm-free” zones, and the confusion that comes together with social change gets illuminated.
Unfortunate Vernacular is an EU white migrant trans(&)queer performance duo originated in SE London.
Mother’s hands/It smells like girl. Poem with visuals Ville Erdedi
This poem is part of a series of texts that in loving, painful, hateful and desperate ways talks of woman-hate. Maybe this poem is a prayer. Maybe it is a ritual through which the hate for working class femininity, working class women and working class mothers magically dissolves, leaving only strong bodies ready to love as if there were no tomorrow.
ACT 2 11-12PM
Aude Fondard, writer, performer, likes to play with words and movement. She has previously shared her writing on the stage and on the street, on a travelling blog and on a serial fiction blog. She tries to capture the fleeting facets of feeling and the insecurity of being. This time, she is here to share some intimate and raw pieces about sex in the form of abuse.
(contact: inspektorvondach [@] riseup.net)
MEDITATION FOR QUEER EMPOWERMENT DENMARK
“Hi, I am Esben Holk, working with anarchist queer collective House of Killing: I am a performance artist working to destroy normative assumptions of stability and permanency. I want to remove the systematic abuse and discrimination of all things that are not directly a product of and/or an accomplice to the established world order, by empowering persyns to express, indulge in and be confident in their inherent infinite queer nonconformity. I attempt to create a space where we as queers can close our eyes, meditate, transcend and breath in the power to destroy the straight world order.”
As a queer persyn, I feel that we often are told to internalize guilt, “stay strong”, keep our head held high: we practice each other in surviving the straight world order, and this is beautiful: however, I wish to make hypnotic meditations that empower the queer to not become strong, but understand that they already are revolutionary and frightening to normative society, and that they needn’t change: society does.
God bless you, Gebärmutterhals
The performance takes as its basis bodily tissues and their pathology; more specifically, the cervix as a site of durability, potency, sensitivity, transfiguration, cancer, good fun,
the “neck” of the entrance/exit, pungent, rich fluids and discharge!
The performance begins with a pseudo-scientific lecture and ends with an ecstatic “operation”. The text is a diatribe-wordplay about tissues, stigmatization, shame, and attempts by the medical establishment to tidy up the abject and excessive, and finally instructs us to “bid the pathology a warm welcome”.
Jeanne Hamilton is an artist, performer and lecturer who lives in Germany and works worldwide.
Tvillingskapet / The Twinhood gives:
The Dictatorship Of Girliness
Rituals are mandatory.
Your hips are mandatory.
Grief over the inner man is mandatory.
From now on freedom of choice must end.
Grief has to be mandatory.
15 minutes of trans therapy political chakra dance
ACT 3 12 30 – 1 30
MONEYPU$$Y DANDY FLIP UK
Come, come, come, my darlings. Let me liberate your desires, let me arouse your senses. An erotic act: half man, half woman, a transsexual menace, a dildo-thrusting, titty-fucking one-wo/man show singing old tunes with a sexy twist. With glitter and sequins I baptise you in the name of the pussy: you will be reborn.
tchivett’s zombie queer punk sexy dance show BERLIN
a zombie doesn’t need to follow the rules of society
they don’t need gender and body normativity
they just feel their body and live to fulfil their desire
rampage, fuck, feast on humans that think they’re so normal
destroying every trace of the so called civilised society
sometimes i also feel like this
when i think about living in this heteropatriachal capitalist racist fucked up world
i have emotions of anger fear and sadness,
because sometimes the horror movie it’s actually the real world
and i want to scream and destroy and kill
but i always have to repress those emotions, and conform to be a civilised human again
so much integrated repression and censorship we daily have to produce
to restrain our natural impulses to rebel and break out
is probably poisonous
i imagine it could eventually really turn me into a cannibalistic monster
but i can’t be a zombie… except maybe on stage
release the beast within a gathering of freaky queers, it might turn to be quite hot”
Butch Mystique | When the Levee Breaks
Butch Mystique is no stranger to hard work. Getting dirty and sweaty and handling her tools with expert craftsmanship, she takes great pride in always ensuring a job well done. A 14 year veteran of the stage, this American born gender performer is pleased to make her debut in Amsterdam here tonight, with you.
37441797H– post porn performance by transfusion+wearenotvictims+bengala
37441797H wants to play with our links,with our knots; to eroticize our experiences of dependency. Because we are dependents by using a languaje that goes beyond ourselves. Because we are dependents when a bisness-man*wo*man rises the food prices, making them accesible or not to your body, to your basic ecosystem. Because we are dependents also when we love, and when we need to face injustice, when we need us to be rebels. We are dependent when we ‘desesitamos’ [need+desire] perhaps a prothesis of our body [a wheelchair or a passport], or perhaps a free afternoon, so the need of some other body taking care of our child, being not able to afford to pay for it, not able to erase our connexion with the best capitalistic prothesis: money.
To think all of this is what we call interdependence, the way that we wanna experiment it. An interdependence that says that indeed, the body has no externality, and knowing that there is nothing more experiential than that: there is anything more experiential that all those many dependences that pierce our amorphous bodies, through its territory, and in all forms of experience.
Reminiscences and common voices out of control, across all our practices and political statements: the impossibility of enclosing the body within the limits of its skin.
**It contents [what is called] explicit sex
**No taking pictures
**Not respectful attitudes will be punished with la muerte.