the Institute for Queer Theory celebrates its 10th anniversary
with an evening dedicated to queer politics laughter
Friday evening, June 24, 2016
at the fabulous Ballhaus Berlin, Chausseestr. 102, Berlin-Mitte
With an art auction, curated by Renate Lorenz, and contributions by Nana Adusei-Poku, Anna Daučíková, Naomi Rincón Gallardo, Giegold & Weiß, Judith Jack Halberstam, Werner Hirsch, Mindj Panther, Gin Müller, Nic Kay, Ismael Ogando, Redecker-Sissies, a concert by Rhythm King and her Friends
and DJ*s SchwarzRund, shushu and Kan Chi.
Program Update: Judith Jack Halberstam and TAKA TAKA will unfortunately not be able to perform live for the evening.
In times of disenchantment, violence, and grief laughter might be a strategy of empowerment, subversion, and challenge to the dominant order. Yet, laughter is highly ambivalent; it might also be offending, hurtful, or even deadly, used to set the norm into place. Parody, cartoon, caricature are dancing on the threshold between liberating and injuring effects. Laughter might be hysterical, desperate, embarrassed, awkward, cynical, contagious …
This evening will explore the potentials of queer laughter with a program of witty_poetic_cheerful performances, videos, art, music, and spoken word. Let your brains, hearts, and bodies be inspired.
18.30 art auction with Renate Lorenz & the Redecker Sissies
20.30 Program with contributions by
Nana Adusei-Poku: “When laughter reflects the past in the present”
Anna Daučíková: “Queering Puschkin”
Werner Hirsch interprets “HA HA HA” by Henry Wilt
Laughing Score, April 20, 2007.
Gin Müller: “Contrasexual Computer Exercises”
Nic Kay presents “Prisoner of Hope” (Video)
Naomi Rincón Gallardo: “ALIENDIGENOUS NEOTENY!“
and the interactive art installation
“Laughing Attacks Committed!” by Giegold & Weiss
Rhythm King and Her Friends:
explosive words, beats & guitars
Kan Chi (London)
Visuals: Ismael Ogando & SchwarzRund