Queer at Queen's Festival Programme November 2019
Queer at Queen's creates an exciting space where art and activism meet academia in thinking about queer art and LGBTQ+ lives. Open to everyone regardless of educational experience, the programme at Queen's University Belfast aims to dive a little deeper when it comes to exploring our histories, lives, experiences and futures through art.
If the politics of queerness have been founded on being outside the norms set by heteronormativity, then what does it mean to work within or with institutions? Whether it’s a university, a government or country, or even an LGBTQ+ “institution” like Pride, what does it do to queer art and queer thinking to be tied to the institution? And is “queering” the institution actually possible?
This year’s Queer at Queen’s explores this theme widely across two full days of events and talks, as well as through the Feral Queer Camp, which runs throughout the festival.
Feral Queer Camp - see Outburst programme for details (https://outburstarts.com/festival/)
Queer Arab Arts, Saturday 8th November 10:30-16:00, Brian Friel Theatre / QFT
Exploring queer Arab experience in performance and writing. See the Outburst Programme for full details and ticketing. (https://outburstarts.com/festival/)
Queering the Institution, Friday 15 November 14:00-17:30, Brian Friel Theatre / QFT
Please join us for an afternoon of talks and conversation during which we will discuss queering institutions from within and without. All are welcome.
2pm Welcome remarks
2.10 Sarah Mullan (University of Northampton), ‘Work It: Materialist Strategies for Queering Institutions’
3.15 Finn Love (Live Art Development Agency), ‘Queering the Institution: How Live Art does Things Differently’
4.15 General discussion on queering the institution: Finn Love and Sarah Mullan will be joined by Sara Greavu (Outburst Arts), Stephen Farrier (Central School of Speech and Drama), and Alyson Campbell (VCA, University of Melbourne) to discuss how queer artists and scholars can work within institutions without compromise.
5.15 Closing remarks
The event is free – please come and share your thoughts.
See the Queer at Queen’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/QatQ2018/) for information on events. Contact Trish McTighe email@example.com or Kurt Taroff firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or to be added to the Q@Q mailing list.
Queer at Queen's is part-sponsored by the Athena SWAN Initiative at the School of Arts, English and Languages