Carried by the rhythmic sound of her heels on the pavement, she forms words. Words that connect and encourage: let’s walk to pleasure together! Jon Boy invites you to a (literally!) moving process focused on appreciating who we are, how we walk, and how we dress. A walk to recognize and share the power of our identities and feelings without shame.
In dialogue with the screenings and performances of the Festival, the H.H. exhibition invites visitors to celebrate the multiplicity of bodies, shapes, colours, ages, styles, through artistic gestures combining transformation, transmission, myth and politics.
A fine selection of 6 queer artists and collectives present their research on the representations of non-normative bodies. Through multiple levels of consciousness, the exhibition explores the infinity of universes within a body, from the outer envelope to the inner organs. A quest for the unifying differences inside each one of us, from living flesh to living plants.
In this exploration, the image is both the vessel of self-affirmation and the archive of a community, like myths offering shelter to old and new wounds. Each picture, drawing and painting exposes the act of transformation as a political means to fully reach and understand oneself, the other, ourselves – until the end.
Who says sluts don’t love? A smooth, sweet, and yet hot screening to start the second day of H.H. as tenderly as a passionate foreplay. Join our second screening for a selection of shorts films mixing tenderness, romance, submission and confidence. Meeting new siblings in the middle of the night, experimenting love through all kinds of ways, and letting tight ropes untie your inner power. Romance has never been so psychedelic.
Introduction to a bi-vocally led research project In Pursuit of Otherwise Possibilities, Queer Performance Pedagogy and Feedback (IPOP) from Amsterdam.
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Rocío Boliver (Mexico, 1956) is a Mexican actress, writer and a major performance artist. Known as La Congelada de Uva, Boliver explores physical pain as a way to access the multiple psychological pains caused by misogynistic oppression. Using explicit nudity and violence to break taboos, Rocío has become an icon of the counterculture not only in Mexico but throughout the world.
Learn about her career and discover the themes that are essentials to her work in a conversation with Rocío and her friend, the artist & performer Ignacio Galilea.
A gentle and poetic performance on ecosexuality and the (un)desirability of trans bodies. How to reclaim your sexuality when the sensuality codes you use no longer speak to your former lovers? Dame Lylybeth is back at Homografía/Homography to invite the audience to undress from their prejudices as she tries to find her new sex appeal.
Mama Tituba, drag queer sorcerer, returns from hell to make fun of your privileges. Cynical, black and fat, this athlete beyond the norm is ready to punch imperialism in the face. Their sharp tongue is politicized and their empowered dance of death could never be colonized. Get ready to quiver with laughter (or fear) at their dark humor. If you ask for mercy, they may undo their spells.
In a staging between fantasy and ritual, sexyness and empathy, HIRO build an ASMR immersive and multi-sensory performance, combining récits sensibles, poetry and techno trance orgasm. Enter through HIRO’s metamorphosis identity, where Nour Beetch and Nicky will take you on a trip into their intimacy while questioning sex work and transmutations. Come have a peak at their porn backstage. Between voyeurism and documentary, the performers create a transtemporal and fusional bubble, which freezes the imagination and invites the public to immerse themselves in their fantasies and share their sweetest secret. Driven by desire, deviance and transgression, the performers invites you to dance on the old world’s ashes.
Screening 3: XXX
Our BlackBoXxX is back – this time curated by our partners from the Brussels Porn Film Festival and more out of the box than ever! Amping up our sex positivity to levels never seen before, this year our Black BoxXx makes its own coming out: leaving the usual dark room format to become a public screening of selected porn works reflecting today’s activist erotica — more diverse and political than ever. If you’ve never watched porn in a cinema, buckle up, you are in for a treat.
Just as the skin is wrapped around the body, the ‘Skin-ego’ is a psychical wrapping containing, defining and consolidating the subject. Based Didier Anzieu concept of ‘the Skin-ego’, Moi-Peau invites festival-goers to understand the power of their own skin as a starting point to endless discoveries about themselves and the limits of their bodies. Dgin de Marbre and Angèle Virago switch power dynamics and explore connection, communication, and love through skin interactions in a new queer, poetic and ethic BDSM spectrum.
Join Frau Diamanda – aka Héctor Acuña – in a hot performance mixing industrial and experimental music with this Peruvian transvestite’s own compositions. Bringing a lot of knowledge and sassiness in her backpack, Frau Diamanda is specialized in transgender art and multimedia performance, and is currently developing a transvestite neo-baroque aesthetic in writing. Are you ready for some kiki rococo?
Intensity. Fluids. Colors. In this screening, 5 short films from Belgium, France, Sweden United Kingdom and Spain prove us that anything is possible. We could be rejecting ourselves and going through extreme situations. We could be feeling better about our bodies being attached, dominated, under the control of someone else. We could be in the future, recovering from fluorescent slime.