Venue: Stone Nest, 136 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 5EZ
Presented in collaboration with Serpentine, Stone Nest and Queercircle, Queer Earth and Liquid Matters brings together artists, writers, filmmakers, sound and architecture practitioners to explore decolonial and queer ecologies.
Highlighting different voices and experiences of the climate emergency, the programme aims to complicate the binaries of Western knowledge often encountered in the environmental discourse. Specifically, Queer Earth and Liquid Matters sheds light on land and water struggles, foregrounds queer/trans Indigenous embodiment in the Global South and around the world.
It also explores visions and experiences of apocalypse and amplifies Indigenous refusal and outrage at the consequences of extractive capitalism. The two-day programme features talks, performances, films, poetry and more. Participants include Xavi Aguirre, Seba Calfuqueo, Adham Faramawy, Ash Fure, Macarena Gómez-Barris, Ashley Joiner, Jacob V Joyce and Rudy Loewe, Jack Halberstam, Victoria Hunt, Bhanu Kapil, Juan Francisco Salazar, P. Staff, Bones Tan Jones, and multidisciplinary dance theatre company Wringing Metamorphosis.
The event is part of the “A Back to Earth LIVE” programme exploring transformation, queerness, the wild, the natural and the unnatural, as well as, decolonial, Indigenous and submerged perspectives.
Curated by Macarena Gómez-Barris, Jack Halberstam and Kostas Stasinopoulos.
The event takes place at the Stone Nest venue in the West End, on Saturday 16 July 2022 from 2pm to 8pm, and Sunday 17 July 2022 from 11am to 6pm.Website & Booking