Here comes the invitation I was talking about in my official blog closing post from last week (still sobbing!). I hope you off you who are in Berlin on August 1 can make it and celebrate 5 years of Catch Fire with me and many other nice people.
The first MOVEMENT! screening took place in May 2013 at the former project space SHIFT. The event aimed to show different ways in which contemporary queer, trans* and feminist artists use music and sound in combination with dance and other body practices in order to investigate and express queer identification and dis-identification. It featured works of artists such as Tejal Shah, Daniel Cremer, Brontez Purnell, Go! Push Pops, Margaret V. Haines, Liz Rosenfeld and Chris E. Vargas.
While it’s precursor focussed more on the “show” side of cultural production – on choreography, disguise and rhythm – the second edition will be more introspective and conceptual. The aim is to show a collection of more personal works, which allow the audience more space for reflection and contemplation. But don’t worry, it won’t be boring.
The evening will feature films by and with artist from Germany, the US, Mexico, Uganda, Colombia and South Africa such as Telémachos Alexiou, Amber Bemak, Tommy Kha, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Hari Nef, Umlilo and Zemmoa. And I’m especially proud to be able to present the Berlin premiere of Simon Paetau’s performative documentary “Cruising in High Heels” feat. Jair Luna.
The screening will take place on August 1 at raumerweiterungshalle, Markgrafendamm 24c, Berlin. Doors open at 8, program starts at 9. You’re kindly invited to join the event on Facebook! See you! Flyer by Colin Quinn!