Marty Huber: Gay Pride! Gay Shame! Queer Feelings... Back to the B_Orderlands

lecture performance

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Date: March 15, 2019 at 6 pm

Venue: Kalab, Zámocká 5, Bratislava

From 9 pm afterparty in Tepláreň café, Zámocká 30, Bratislava.

The event will be conducted in English.

The event is organised by in collaboration with Kalab and Tepláreň Café.

The event is part of the program related to the exhibition QUEER STORIES on view at until March 16, 2019.

ERSTE Foundation is main partner of tranzit.
The event series has been supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum.
Media partner of the project: QYS magazine; collaboration: NOMANTINELS Theater.

Kalab is a center destined to Slovaks living abroad and local art students, as well as a public living room of different topics where, besides our permanent exhibition, you can experience discussion, workshops, reading club, film screenings.

Tepláreň Café is a bar which aims to be a free space for LGBTI community. Events such as Tep La Ren Cabaret, queer literature club, travel events, discussions, screenings, etc. regularly take place here.

Feelings, nothing more than feelings guide us to postcolonial and queer theories, to the erotic battlefields of emancipatory movements. In many European countries the anniversary of Stonewall Riots of 1969 will be celebrated with Pride marches and other events. In this lecture performance Marty Huber will take a journey back to the roots of this moment of US history, its white washing and the lessons to be learned from the cultural use of feelings and belonging. What got lost in translation when the performative intervention of Gay Pride made its way to cities in Europe? Is the queer body finally an integral body of the nation state or just a fig leaf for neoliberal democracies? We will find traces of anger, love and pride and see performative strategies of how to overcome stigma and fear. With examples from Amsterdam, Vienna, Budapest and Belgrade we will find a B_Orderland of ambivalent interventions and familiar crossings.

Marty Huber is queer-feminist activist and artist based in Vienna, lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna and co-founder/worker at Queer Base – Welcome and Support for LGBTIQ Refugees. She is author of Queering Gay Pride. Zwischen Assimilation und Widerstand, Zaglossus, 2013.

Gay Pride! Gay Shame! Queer Feelings..., 2013
Photo series at the Homomonument, Amsterdam by Marty Huber and Erika Doucette
Photo: Marty Huber

Marty_huber_gay_Pride_poster.pdf (pdf, 458 kb)