Date: 12 June 2015
Type: Performance Lecture
Time: 19.30 – 21.30
Place: University Library – Doelenzaal (wheelchair accessible)
For: all students, staff, and the general public
Organizer: ASCA Research Group Gender, Bodies, Sexualities
#TBT back to when we were told as queer youth that it was supposed to “get better.” What they forgot to tell us is that gay rights are often only for gay whites! With an increase in racist and queerphobic violence and a state that uses our bodies to advance its imperialist agenda at home and abroad, what’s become apparent is that LGBT rights have become co-opted. JOIN DarkMatter fora night of poetry, polemic, and healing as we not only critique — but also imagine new queer futures.
The renown New York based DarkMatter addresses issues of sex, race, gender, class, rights, pedagogy, embodiment and transnational and local solidarities through poetry, critique and performance. The ASCA research group Gender, Bodies, Sexualities is delighted to host this duo. We welcome people from different academic, activist, and artistic communities and backgrounds for a night of arts, politics, critique and radical imaginaries.
Show followed by Q&A.
DARKMATTER is a trans south asian performance art duo compromised of Alok Vaid-Menon and Janani Balasubramanian. Based in New York City, DarkMatter regularly performs to sold-out houses at venues like La MaMa Experimental Theater, Nuyorican Poets Café, and the Asian American Writer’s Workshop. DarkMatter was recently part of the Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival as well as the Queer International Arts Festival. Known for their quirky aesthetic and political panache, DarkMatter has been invited to perform at stages and universities across the world.
The poetry show is open to all students, staff and the general public. There is no need to