FESTIVAL JULY 11 TO 14, 2019
Stonewall was a riot. We believe in riots, in an impossible revolution, a revolution of abundance, a revolution of imagination, perception and language that is due and necessary. With this festival we break boundaries, we hack a machine that produces representation – theatre. A machine built on the silence of queer bodies invisibilized and the erasure of stories untold. Queer is more than sexuality and gender, it questions everything – every boundary and binary, the economies of labour, how we care and why we should. Queer is a riot.
“Queer and Now: from Stonewall to Queertopia” aims to tear the linearity of a tight present by dismantling narratives, creating new fictions, and transmitting practices of subversion. The festival asks us to collectively rethink practices of queerness in the here and now, giving charge to a potential queer future. Over four days the 1969 Stonewall uprising is remembered, queer and (post) migrant artists are invited to question the past and the conditions of the present, and to unframe the future beyond a consumerist, normative queerness.
The collaboration between the Kammerqueers and Beyond Color, a Munich based queer, Trans* Black and POC collective, draws lines from vulnerability to resistance, from invisibility to subversion, to invent a new territory of tension. “Queer and Now: from Stonewall to Queertopia” unleashes the possibilities of queer futures while actively remembering the past.
A festival by Beyond Color and KammerQueers With Adrian Marie Blount (GodXXX Noirphiles), Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley, Faris Cuchi Gezahegn, Thomas Hauser, Lola Fonsèque, Manuel Ricardo Garcia, Miriam Ibrahim, Keith Zenga King, Mala (Hamza Badi), Selin Masakeni, Lisa Mayerhöfer, Ella McCarthy, Paul Miiro, Mandhla, Rae Major, DJane Riya, DJ Simo, Sheila Stellah (Smoothoperator), Alemi Matthew, Lux Venérea Production Sabine Klötzer