Queer:

To care for people before us

The practice seminar "To care for people before us" with visual artist Philipp Gufler takes as its starting point his many years of practice and artistic research with queer and self-organized archives and examines the mechanisms of inclusion and exclusion of (hetereo)normative and hegemonic historiography through intergenerational archival work.

Unterwerfungen

Kunstraum of the Leuphana University Lüneburg is delighted to announce the opening of Philipp Gufler´s solo exhibition "Unterwerfungen". Bringing together old and new works and structured by Gufler’s ongoing collaboration with the self-organized Forum Queeres Archiv München, "Unterwerfungen" tracks the various ways in which Gufler stages archival material, resisting the heteronormative capture of a resistant past.

In Between Subjects – Amelia Jones

This presentation gives an overview of Jones’s book  In Between Subjects: A Critical Genealogy of Queer Subjects, with attention to deeper motivations behind its development, and tracks her thinking about the intersection of “queer” and “performance” or “performativity” since the book was …

Tejal Shah - Between the Waves

The five-channel video installation Between the Waves, 2012, is a "circular fable, a new cosmology bearing a strong commentary on the Anthropocene", as the artist Tejal Shah puts it. Shahs works are informed by a non-binary Buddhist philosophy and practice, queer-feminism and eco-poetics.

Sunil Gupta - A Practice

The Kunstraum Leuphana University Lüneburg is delighted to host a presentation of the photographer, activist, and curator Sunil Gupta on the evolution of his interests in the representation of politics to a formally discrete politics of representation. Having moved from Delhi to Montreal as a …

A Trans Hirschfeld Renaissance w/ Leah Tigers, Dean Erdmann, Maxi Wallenhorst and Raimund Wolfert

The conversation between historian and essayist Leah Tigers, artist Dean Erdmann, and historian Raimund Wolfert, moderated by author Maxi Wallenhorst and curator Christopher Weickenmeier, engages the recent proliferation of historical, literary, and artistic practices concerning the Institute for …

Artist talk

After a joint tour of Sergei Tcherepnin’s exhibition »Body Bound Notations«, during which he will »actualize« several of his sound sculptures, Fiona McGovern and Axel Wieder will talk with him about the underlying musical and theoretical concepts, as well as the potentials and problems involved in …

Material Performance - Olympia Bukkakis with Dagat Mera

Drag queen and choreographer Olympia Bukkakis will present a version of “Material Performance”. In this piece Olympia works with, against, for, and under 10 meters of red fabric. This time she is joined by artist and janitor Dagat Mera in a performative exploration of labour conditions, …

ReproReality HackLab 005 – 006, FertilityCave 1.0.7

»ReproReality HackLabs« are a series of gatherings of likeminded and associated as well as individuals to discuss ideas and develop tools around Reproductive Technologies. They aim to extract these Technologies from their biopolitical determination. »ReproReality HackLabs« are hosted by a lifeline …

Against Masculine Domination. Building the Body

Female bodybuilding has been discussed as a queer practice of transgressing stereotypes of sex, gender and essentialist forms of identity, as well as a field in which, in a paradoxical way, open and veiled practices of reproduction of such stereotypes and the common-sense gender binary (especially …

Assistances (Working Title) w/ Valentina Desideri, Stefano Harney, Jason Hirata, Will Holder, Annick Kleizen, Cally Spooner, Eric Golo Stone, Mathilde Supe, Terre Thaemlitz, Marina Vishmidt

The event can also be attended online via Zoom (Password: assistant). Day 2: https://leuphana.zoom.us/j/95681732502?pwd=cWlwWko1ekxlMnp0VHZVVzNGVCt3QT09

Exhibition Opening Unterwerfungen

In the lecture performance entitled “Well, a fresh breeze with words and gestures”, the artist, performer, and musician Susanne Sachsse confronts asynchronicity, subtraction, gaps, and unlearning, posing the question: Who or what is this talking, when the talk is about me? Susanne …

Research Avatara Species Transformellae and the WordWideWitch. Constructed bodies harvesting psycho-realist knowledge

Transformellae and WordWideWitch are just two of the multiple, fictional identities and hysterical-subversive drag characters of the artist Johannes Paul Raether. They are drawn from Raether’s cyclical performance system Systema identitekturae, in which he has been gathering embodiments as well as …

Guy Hocquenghem’s “Homosexual Desire”

The dazzling first work of philosopher and LGBTI activist Guy Hocquenghem is a pivotal and initial work of queer theory. Based on Freud’s discovery of polymorphous desire, Hocquenghem outlines a materialist, psychoanalytically informed theory of desire, with which he sets out to critique the …

Post-X Politics

This workshop is a follow-up event to a workshop on Media Ecologies which took place in November 2016 at Concordia University, organized by the Global Emergent Media Lab and a reading group on Readings Around Media in Japan. In bringing this unique style of a reading group seminar to Lueneburg we …

Terra Critica – Why critique?

Birgit Mara Kaiser is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Transcultural Aesthetics at Utrecht University. Her research spans literatures in English, French and German from the 19th to 21st century, with particular focus on poetic knowledge production; the relation of literature, …

Workshop with Olympia Bukkakis: The Work of Drag

On December 20, the Kunstraum and the Center for Critical Studies are pleased to host a workshop, guided by drag artist and choreographer Olympia Bukkakis. The workshop will attend to the work that goes into drag and the material conditions of a performative practice that purposely blurs the site …