Arika return next week with Episode 5

Posted on 13 May 2013 in News, Visual Art, Performance, Music, Film

Arika 13 Episode 5: Hidden in Plain Sight
Fri 24 - Sun 26 May
A kind of festival or salon of voguing, drag, clubbing and the politics of communities making different performances of gender and sexuality visible.
What is the link between the exuberance, flamboyance, artifice and (ironic) embellishment of queer, gay, lesbian, trans or bi art forms - voguing, drag and lypsync, deep house - and the communities, politics and specificities that produced them - a politics of race, class and gender, of public health, of mourning and militancy, affect, emotion and melancholy?
This Episode is Arika's attempt to think this through a little, with people in Glasgow and members of the House & Ballroom community, leading international choreographers and dancers, deep house and ballroom DJ's, queer theorists, performance artists, archivists, theologians, visual artists and filmmakers including: Vjuan Allure, Antonia Baehr, Cecilia Bengolea, boychild, Pauline Boudry, Francois Chaignaud, Ann Cvetkovich, DJ Sprinkles, Marlene Monteiro Freitas, Jack Halberstam, Trajal Harrell, Emma Hedditch, Renate Lorenz, Jimmy Robert, Terre Thaemlitz and Vogue'ology.