De Valreep becomes Queeristan – 18-20 May 2012

Join us in transforming Amsterdam into Queeristan this May 18-20! Workshops, performances, art, encounters, and togetherness will be held at Op De Valreep (Polderweg 620) all weekend.

Queeristan is about providing a space: not only an autonomous space that dodges logics of profit and commercialisation, but also a platform to both explore and counter the normative workings of gender, sexuality and identity. An open space for queers to set out to explore issues of solidarity in times of change, talk about privilege, power, and sex, reclaiming the crisis of bodies and minds.

Queeristan is a safe environment for queers and a factory of resistance. Queeristan wants to be a festival where dissent unpredictably materialises and becomes shareable in a performance, in a workshop, in a work of art, in partying all night long… in fact: there is no fixed formula for queeristan!

Check out the program at De Valreep here.

Nighttime fun goes down at OCCII (Amstelveenseweg 134), and starts Wednesday May 17 with the festival pre-party (featuring queer darlings Lovers), followed by a night of performance and experiment on Friday the 18, and, of course, a monstrous queer party on Saturday May 19.

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