Film screening, Zine-Launch + Round Table
Far more than a sexual orientation or gender identification, these days queer suggests a dissident political provocation that another world is possible. A world without violence, oppression, or bigotry. How such a world could function and feel like is prefigured in the queer community.
But what are the actions, responsibilities, and relationships that go into making queer worlds, homes, spaces, and lives? Who is doing this labor of prefiguring an alternative way of being and coming together, under what conditions, and in exchange for what? And when the crisis of the cost of living is disproportionately affecting queer and disabled folks living in non-traditional arrangements, can we even afford queer relations committed to keeping radical imaginaries alive?
The queerfeminist rave collective, Lecken, dedicates their second zine issue, Queer Social Reproduction, and an evening program surrounding its launch, to these questions. The second day of the program will feature the foremost prefigurative practice of queer worlding – an all-night rave expanded with dance performances, public sculpture, and light installations.
WITH Bad Puppy, Carmen 16, Wanda Gaimes/Skankstasy, Zoe Harris, KILLA, Jonathan James, marc lohr/PAARTANZ, Heather Purcell, S Ruston, Maria F. Scaroni, and more TBA.
A production of Lecken in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE within the frame of Leisure & Pleasure, supported by the Capital Cultural Fund. Media partners: Arts of the Working Class, Berlin Art Link, Rausgegangen, tip Berlin, taz.die tageszeitung.