KLIRRRRR – a festival of queer cultures of conflict

Rage, Frustration, Doubt … Opposition, Resistance … Fighting Technique, Belligerence, Irritation … It RATTTTTLES. It KLIRRRRRS.

15/16 June, 2018, District Berlin (Bessemerstraße 2-14, 12103 Berlin)

Conflicts are everywhere – they reveal themselves in bodies and feelings, in groups of friends and neighborhoods, in the city and in politics. Conflicts are part of planets, fantasies, languages, and ways of life. How might cultures of conflict look that do without violence and question normalcy? Can we understand conflicts as contact zones between divided worlds? As breaks in divisions and occasions for rapprochement and change?

KLIRRRRR means: music, videos, workshops, discussions, exhibition contributions, and performances by artists and activists who suggest inspiring means of dealing with current conflicts. In the contentious constructions of our festival architecture, fields of conflict and politics of the body, knowledge, health, inclusivity, access, the city, work, migration, ecologies, language, sexuality, technologies and different nasty-isms are brought to a RATTTTTLE.


KLIRRRRR celebrates the first project year of Caring for Conflict – a project of intersectional learning initiated by District Berlin and Institute for Queer Theory (iQt) in collaboration with KontextSchule, i-päd – intersectional pedagogy, Alice Salomon Hochschule, Alfred-Nobel-Schule, Rückert-Gymnasium, Cafe Maggie / Gangway e.V., MÄDEA – Interkulturelles Zentrum für Mädchen* und junge Frauen* (Intercultural Center for Girls* and Young Women*) and Fresh 30.

Missy Magazine curates the KLIRRRRR Music Program with us, as well as the open blog workshop Kill Your Darlings. Parallel to the festival, District opens the exhibition Practices of Radical Health Care with the Feminist Health Care Research Group.

With contributions from the Caring for Conflict Project Groups Alphabet of Conflicts (Nino Halka, Pia Klüver, Eva Storms, Maren Zeuner, Ronald Lange), Secret Language/Standard Language (Tali Tiller, Ferdi Thajib, Qwigo L. Baldwin), Kitchen Worlds (Shanti Suki Osman, Eva Storms), Conflict as Method (Aïcha Diallo, Suza Husse, Ferdi Thajib), Nights Sweats (Emma Haugh), Streitbauten (Aïcha Diallo, Lorenzo Sandoval) and by Magda Albrecht & Leah Bretz, Adi Amati, Mary Ana (Maryam Sheikh), El Boum, Daniela Burger, Mirkan Deniz, Antke Engel, Golden Diskó Ship, Charlotte Hofmann, Adelita Husni Bey, Juba, Kinder- und Jugendclub der Sinneswandel gGmbH, Verena Melgarejo Weinandt, Missy Magazine, Friederike Nastold, Kinay Olcaytu, Valerie-Siba Rousparast, Tejal Shah, Meeting Point in the Women’s Center Schokofabrik and others.

KLIRRRRR festival Team: Antke Engel, Nino Halka, Suza Husse, Ani Lachnitt.

Program as pdf: Klirrrrr-festival-15-16Juni2018 or online.

Sponsored by the Berlin Project Fund for Cultural Education.