Embracing the Ridiculous

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.

iQt-10-Poster72In 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”

Mindj Panther

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 (Photo: R. Lorenz)

Rhythm King and her Friends (Photo: R. Lorenz) Störrische Sounds, noisige Gitarren, spielerische Melodien und explosive Texte: Rhythm King And Her Friends sind zurück und geben Ihr erstes Konzert seit 8 Jahren. Die Songs ihrer beiden Alben I Am Disco und The Front Of Luxury nehmen jeden Zweifel – mit rebellischem Elektrosound, Post-Punk-Anleihen und widerspenstigen Texten stellt das Trio gängige Klischees auf den Kopf und erinnert in seiner Attitüde an Bands der frühen 80er und späten 90er wie The Slits, Au Pairs oder The Make-Up.

23:00 Concert
Rhythm King and Her Friends:
explosive words, beats & guitars

DJ- Line
shushu (Vienna)
SchwarzRund (Berlin)
Kan Chi (London)
Visuals: Ismael Ogando & SchwarzRund

Open: 6.30pm
Start: 7.00pm
Ticket: € 5,- (after 10.30)

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