26–28 Sep 2014 Tramway & Stereo, Glasgow
Episode 6 is a 3-day exploration, through performance, screenings and discussion, of the art and politics of wayward communities who refuse to be bound by the fictions of race and sex. And it asks whether it is possible for communities, even while constrained by these fictions and branded criminal, to practice being somewhere else – practically, socially and aesthetically, making a way out of what is at hand and rehearsing in anticipation of what is to come.
It features a queer operatic requiem, working class American dance (Krumping, Voguing), the poetry of blackness, queer counter-publics and socio-poetic cultural narratives, ballroom and house music. It is about the noise of black and/or queer sociality and communities who challenge the prison industrial complex. It will involve the greatest film in the African-American canon, and counter canonical impulses at the dawn of a singular black cinema.
Mostly taking place at Glasgow’s Tramway, there is also a club night on Friday at Stereo, exploring the club as a space where we can organise our bodies differently, and give and receive life, featuring Mike Q, The Legendary Pony Zion Garçon, Miss Prissy and Kia Labeija.