Arika 13 Episode 5: Hidden in Plain Sight

Boy Child by Daniel Bolliger
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​Tickets can still be purchased through the Tramway Box Office.

What is the link between the exuberance, flamboyance, artifice and (ironic) embellishment of queer, gay, lesbian, trans or bi artforms – voguing, drag and lipsync, 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?

Episode 5 explores these and consequent concerns with choreographers and dancers, deep house and ballroom DJs, queer theorists, performance artists, archivists, theologians, visual artists and filmmakers.
Episode 5: Hidden in Plain Sight features: Vogue’ology, Trajal Harrell, Terre Thaemlitz, Vjuan Allure, boychild and The Legendary Pony Zion Garçon , Antonia Baehr, Renate Lorenz / Pauline Boudry, DJ Sprinkles, Ann Cvetkovich, Jack Halberstam, Emma Hedditch, Jimmy Robert, François Chaignaud, Cecilia Bengolea, Marlene Monteiro Freitas, Eboni Marshall Turman.

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Episode 5 at Stereo on 24th May

Episode 5 will continue through the night (11pm - 3am) at Stereo where DJs wil include DJ Sprinkles, Vjuan Allure, boychild and The Legendary Pony Zion Garçon. To book tickets click here

About Arika13

Arika returns to Tramway following the success of our 2012 Episodes, and programme in the 2012 Whitney Biennial.  Each Episode is a kind of festival or salon: a convivial social space for different experimental art forms; a series of interesting, intense, challenging, thought-provoking performances, discussions and explorations of radical ideas with leading artists and thinkers.  See for the full programme and schedule.


Co-produced by: Arika and the Tramway.
Supported by: Creative Scotland, Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Life, PRS for Music Foundation and the Goethe Institute.
Media Partner: The Skinny