queer poetics in times of gentrification
Remember the state of it all before the state ate it all?
We have no spaces left to dance. Spaces sitting empty, left to dance alone in darkness. For one day only the disused gas station on Sonnenallee will be transformed. It’s one of the countless spaces that have lost their role and purpose and cry out for repurposing.
Demolition, transference, takeover, transformation. How can a space be transformed? How can disused places find new life? Can our queer bodies rise up out of the debris and take flight?
Everything is made to measure. Buildings go up in a week. Everything feels fleeting and transient. Our queer bodies and spaces and nightlife are under constant threat. How safe do we really feel here? How is gentrification affecting our own transformation?
*a Queerdos 2022 production, inspired and supported by kultur.tanken 2022 Festival, funded through Musik Fonds Berlin
(ne)natural (in)vizibil queer
We are always precarious, open, oozing into other bodies/stories – in (ne)natural (in)vizibil queer nine unapologetically queer bodies form the base of a socio-political practice of healing and nourishment, which becomes their queer ceremony.
Performance developed during the 2021 summer camp project Queerdos ACTing UP in Moldova
Romanian, Russian, English
“Are you ready to apologize for always apologizing? To take back all those times you said “sorry” when you weren’t really to blame, just to clear out a tempest?
Ready to take what’s yours and be unapologetically queer? To claim your space and own your queer femme body?”