Episode 5: Hidden in Plain Sight

24–26 May 2013
Tramway & Stereo, Glasgow

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Fri 24 May 2013

  • Performance
    A man in a flesh coloured catsuit, bends into a crab shape

    (M)IMOSA | Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at The Judson Church (M)

    Cecilia Bengolea, François Chaignaud, Marlene Monteiro Freitas, Trajal Harrell
    20:30–22:30 Fri 24 May
     / Tramway

    What would have happened in 1963 if someone from the voguing ball scene going on in Harlem had travelled downtown to perform alongside the early postmoderns at Judson Church?

  • Club
    A black and white action shot of DJ Sprinkles djing for dancers

    Hidden in Plain Sight: Club

    DJ Sprinkles, Vjuan Allure , Pony Zion, boychild
    23:00 Fri 24–03:00 Sat 25 May
     / Stereo
    The club as a community and a site for performed politics: deep/ queer house, vogue femme, lipsync and ballroom.
     

Sat 25 May 2013

  • Talk
    Several people sit around a table, discussing and talking into microphones

    We have something to say about... Pt1

    Vogue'ology
    13:30–15:30 Sat 25 May
     / Tramway

    A historical narrative of the black and Latino/a transgender, bisexual, lesbian, and gay House and Ballroom Scene in relation to race, gender, sexuality and class oppressions.

  • Talk
    Terre Thaemlitz lies on the ground, wrapped in a plastic sheet, and eerily lit

    Soulnessless - Introduction

    Terre Thaemlitz
    16:00–17:00 Sat 25 May
     / Tramway

    “I am truly without faith. In a media marketplace that demands soulness, I can only offer soulnessless.”

  • Talk
    A black and white full portrait of Jack Halberstam, standing in a dusty street

    No Church in the Wild

    Jack Halberstam
    17:30–18:30 Sat 25 May
     / Tramway
    Can we find ideas of queer anarchism, failure and low theory in popular culture?
     
  • Performance
    Terre Thaemlitz lies on the ground, next to a motorcycle, posing provocatively

    Soulnessless - Cantos I-IV

    Terre Thaemlitz
    19:30–21:00 Sat 25 May
     / Tramway

    An audio and video investigation of gender cults, Catholicism, hauntings and nuns’ use of audio devices…

  • Performance
    A double, black and white portrait of boychild, draped in fabric and performing

    #untitled lipsync 2

    boychild
    21:15–21:30 Sat 25 May
     / Tramway

    The mutability of the body and the mobility of identity: queered pop culture, drag, lip-sync and performance.

  • Performance
    A figure pulls a black top over its head, in front of a row of metal chairs

    Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at The Judson Church (S)

    Trajal Harrell
    21:45–23:00 Sat 25 May
     / Tramway

    A meditation on how all of us perform — sometimes reinforcing, sometimes subverting — the shifting categories of gender, sexuality and race.

Sun 26 May 2013

  • Workshop
    A gold paper mache figure holds a copy of Ann's book, in a store window

    An Archive of Feelings

    Ann Cvetkovich
    11:00–13:00 Sun 26 May
     / Tramway

    The queer archiving of traumatic cultural memory.

  • Talk
    Ann Cvetkovich sits on an unmade bed, in an otherwise empty room

    Public Feelings

    Ann Cvetkovich
    14:30–15:30 Sun 26 May
     / Tramway

    The role of feelings in public life, (political) depression and creative survival.

  • Talk
    An overhead shot of Pony Zion Garçon, dressed as a matador

    We have something to say about... Pt2

    Vogue'ology
    16:30–18:30 Sun 26 May
     / Tramway

    A historical narrative of the black and latino/a transgender, bisexual, lesbian, and gay House and Ballroom Scene in relation to its artistic practices.

  • Performance
    A gender queer performer sits in a chair on stage, smoking, flanked by plants

    Toxic, No Future/No Past, Charming for the Revolution

    Renate Lorenz & Pauline Boudry
    19:30–20:45 Sun 26 May
     / Tramway

    Trans-temporal drag, sexuality and the re-staging of illegible moments in history.

  • Performance
    Jimmy Robert sits on the floor, a marble sculpture to his right

    Suspended closure, suspended

    Jimmy Robert
    21:00–21:15 Sun 26 May
     / Tramway

    When we look, how do we objectify the body; how can we reflect on our (self) image as a construction?

  • Performance
    The blurry figure of a dog crosses the camera, entering a doorway

    My Dog Is My Piano

    Antonia Baehr
    21:30–22:30 Sun 26 May
     / Tramway

    An audio/ video, lecture/ performance exploring the queer and companionly inter-activity of human-animal relations.

  • Performance
    A double, black and white portrait of boychild, naked and painted

    #untitled lipsync 3

    boychild
    22:45–23:00 Sun 26 May
     / Tramway

    The mutability of the body and the mobility of identity: queered pop culture, drag, lip-sync and performance.