CUNTemporary April 2015 Newsletter

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DEEP TRASH ITALIA #4 Carnivalism

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> FULL PROGRAMME HERE <

Saturday 31 January 2014

DEEP TRASH ITALIA #4 Carnivalism

at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, East London

£6 adv. / £8 door

h 19:30-02:00 (last entry midnight)

Deep Trash Italia exhibition-cum-performance-club night pairs up with the start of the Carnival in Venice to transform Bethnal Green Working Men’s club into a babel of masquerades, paradoxes and non-sense to celebrate the disruptive forces of carnivalism.

Carnival is the breaking of norms. Carnival is the carnal; the colour, the mask, the garments and the feathers. Carnival is Commedia dell’Arte, role-play and delirium. Carnival is dressing up and being undressed. Profanity, paganism and anarchy. Carnival is the erotic, the celebration of death and the force of the life-drive.

Drums, bells and cellos announce the first ever event of the year where Venetian Carnival meets London-Punk, joined by Brasil-samba, Japan-Noh, together with Bollywood and Afro-tribalisms. What are the limits of fantasy when reality is chaos?

PERFORMANCES Sisters From Another Mister, Eleanor Fogg, Vivian Chinasa Ezugha, Pi The Mime, Vera Bremerton + Monsterlune Freak Show, Giulio Baistrocchi, Ellie Flory Fawcett and Haus of Sequana. VIDEOS Banfield-Rees, Colette Copeland, Melanie Menard. COSTUMES Designguise and Monsterlune. HOSTING Lewis Burton.

MUSIC (Main Room) Benedicta and SUGO, pump the beats of international hits, with a twist of Italian camp classics and carnival tunes from all over the world.

(Boudoir) Justine and Bamboo Hermann, dig into quirky techno music, experimental beats, dirty house with a touch of kawaii.

Deep Trash Italia is a fundraiser night in support of the queer-feminist organisations Archivio Queer Italia and CUNTemporary (London). Curated by Giulia Casalini and the CUNTemporary Team.

Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.workersplaytime.net/TICKETS.htm

Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/618527778253133

General Information and Press

info@cuntemporary.org | www.cuntemporary.org

Venue Information

Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club

42-44 Pollard Row, London, E2 6NB

0207 739 7170 | info@workersplaytime.net | www.workersplaytime.net

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APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR part-time Volunteer Position: Head of Digital Communications

Archivio Queer Italia is searching for a Head of Digital Communications to promote the vision and activities of AQI. This candidate will be in charge of the research and delivery of the AQI listings and newsletter as well as managing the press database and contacts. More info below.

About

The Archivio Queer Italia (AQI) project was founded by Giulia Casalini (co-director of CUNTemporary) with the support of CUNTemporary in London in September 2013. AQI is the first Italian platform for queer art, theory and activism.

Current Projects

  1. The incorporation of a database to create a virtual archive of artistic, theoretical and activist expressions related to gender & sexuality in Italy (online in January 2015, on-going project).
  2. Creating spaces and mobile events for the display of such activities (e.g. art fairs, museums, institutions, street interventions).
  3. 3. Publishing news on queer and feminist topics and listing events and activities taking place in Italy (Facebook/Twitter).
  4. 4. Organisation of “Teoremi”, a bi-annual itinerant performance festival against sexual and gender discriminations in Italy.
  5. Working towards the production of a journal to be launched January 2016

Job description

  • Support the development and implementation of a social media and communications strategy
  • Researching cultural spaces/galleries/museums that showcase queer and feminist aesthetics in Italy
  • Researching Italian-based queer and feminist exhibitions and events on a weekly basis and promoting them on our social media
  • Managing and updating AQI’s website and social media (Facebook and Twitter accounts) and the weekly listings
  • Contributing to AQI with theoretical insights and organizational endeavours
  • Writing and editing of press releases and publications

Person specification

  • Passionate about themes at the intersection of feminist and queer theory, politics, art and activism
  • Passionate about contributing and shaping the future of a very promising project
  • Is able to commit to a minimum of 6 months, ideally this is a long-term collaboration
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in both English and Italian
  • A good knowledge of Italian organizations that work with the arts, feminism and queer
  • Able to volunteer 6 to 8 hours a week (home-based research and work) and 1 monthly meeting.
  • Experience of working independently and as part of a team.
  • Able to travel to conferences, festivals and events where AQI will participate. Flights and accommodation will be covered.

Apply by sending your CV and motivation letter to info@archivioqueeritalia.com and editor@cuntemporary.org (please use both addresses) by the 4rd January 2015. Please use “AQI application” as subject line.

The team will get back to you by the 6th of January 2015.

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OPEN CALL for DEEP TRASH ITALIA#4 Carnivalism

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at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, London (Saturday 31 January 2015)

CUNTemporary is now accepting proposals for the fourth episode of the unique exhibition and performance club night “Deep Trash Italia”, recently nominated Live Art Associate UK by the Live Art Development Agency.
Calling for performances, performative lectures, dance, videos and interactive artworks to be shown on Saturday 31 January 2015. “DEEP TRASH ITALIA#4 Carnivalism” will take place at the East London venue Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club in support of Archivio Queer Italia – the first Italian platform for queer art, theory and activism.
We accept proposals by artists of any artistic background and nationality. We are also keen to hear from writers responding to the call either in a written form (theory, auto/biography, poetry or fiction) or through a performative lecture. A collection of texts from this and all other Deep Trash Italia exhibition/club nights will be published in 2015.
Coinciding with the start of the Carnival in Venice, this event’s themes may include, respond to, be affected by, but not restricted to:

  • Feminist reflections on “womanliness as masquerade”
  • How masquerade generates non-binary ideas of gender and sexuality
  • Carnivalism and the disruption of power structures
  • Sonic anarchies: mash-ups and appropriations as critique of neo-liberal culture
  • Subversive drag and anti-drag queens
  • Dissident travesties: strategies for subverting normative discourses
  • Neopaganism and creative synthesis in artistic practices
  • Reconsidering the sacred and the profane in contemporary artwork
  • Carnivalistic misalliances: working through contradictions and paradoxes
  • Non-sense and chaos as carnivalesque strategy

To apply please email Giulia Casalini at info@archivioqueeritalia.com with the heading “DEEP TRASH APPLICATION” and include the following information:

1)      Name and surname
2)      Place of birth (city and country)
3)      Place of residency (city and country)
4)      A written proposal (no more than 500 words) and, if available, images of the work
5)      Website of the artist/collective or portfolio
6)      Up to 5 high res images with credits (for press use)
We will aim to respond to all applications as soon as possible. Selected artists will be notified by Sunday, 28 December 2014. Deadline is Wednesday, 24 December 2014.

About Archivio Queer Italia
The Archivio Queer Italia (AQI) project was founded by Giulia Casalini (co-director of CUNTemporary) with the support of CUNTemporary in London. AQI is the first Italian platform for queer art, theory and activism. The two strands of this project consist of:

  1. The incorporation of a database to create a virtual archive of artistic, theoretical and activist expressions related to Italy.
  2. Creating spaces and mobile events for the display of such activities (e.g. art fairs, museums, institutions, street interventions).

Parallel to these activities AQI regularly publishes news on queer and feminist issues and lists events and activities taking place in Italy. AQI also organises “Teoremi”, a bi-annual itinerant performance festival against sexual and gender discriminations in Italy.

Contact information
info@archivioqueeritalia.com
www.archivioqueeritalia.com/

FB EVENT
https://www.facebook.com/events/901230889911583/

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