From their political root, queer/feminist identities, ideas and actions offer alternative perspectives on how society can be continuously shaped and reshaped differently. With the capitalist dream of progress fading and the extent of humanity’s damage to the globe becoming exposed, the loss of a future once thought by some as great and bright leaves us in a futureless state. In this futureless void, queer/feminist answers become not only increasingly relevant but also more articulate. What does it mean for queer/feminist thought and art that the future is missing? How can we dream of and interpret the present as seen from the future?
The Futureless group exhibition turns towards these questions and more. It ponders on the future of queer/feminist lives, ideas and actions around the development of both state-dividing and ecological borders, within and beyond the boundaries between domestic and public life, as well as through the interconnected and vast fields of mythology and technology. In this way, various worlds, or perhaps universes, emerge from the artworks, performances, films, workshops and lectures that are presented during Futureless; worlds that detail imaginative proposals for queer/feminist futures, with fiction and reality appearing in unentanglable forms.
Curated by Oliver Dougherty.
Wednesday, April 1, 6-9pm.
Simo Vassinen with Merja Kokkonen (Islaja) & Linards Kulless, durational opening performance
Friday April 3, 6-9pm
6:45pm: Zoë Marden, The Little Mermaid, The Wicked Witch & Other Stories, lecture/performance
7:30pm: Niya B, I Was Once the Snake Woman, performance
8:15pm: Alina Belyagina, Firebot, dance performance
Wednesday April 15, doors open at 6pm, film starts at 7pm.
The Whisper of the Jaguar, directed by Simon(e) Jaikiriuma Paetau & Thais Guisasola (79 minutes)
Saturday April 18
Zoë Marden, The Little Mermaid, The Wicked Witch & Other Stories, lecture/performance
Goldox & Huniti
Maria Kulikovska with Uleg Vinnichenko
Simon(e) Jaikiriuma Paetau & Thais Guisasola
Maxine Puorro, Hannah Levin & Helah Cooper
Heather Renée Russ
Anna M. Szaflarski
Simo Vassinen with Merja Kokkonen (Islaja) & Linards Kulless