Press release by Eye Wild Drag
GENDEROTICA 2013 queer art contaminations
International Festival by Eyes Wild Drag
Rome – June 2013
Queer Infection, section born during the second edition of the Festival, is an exhibit and performative laboratory open to Italian and foreign artists, working on Gender and Identity in a Queer way, who would like to present their work so as to build a hotbed of art exchange and political reflection. Doors are open to all those performers, authors, creative ones.
Submit with a technical rider at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 15th 2013.
What is Genderotica?
GendErotica – Contaminations of Queer Art is a project that began in 2009 and occurs biannually. This will be its third iteration. Its settings and artistic selections have distinguished it as a proper festival, even if in limited form. Taking place over three days, GendErotica presents shows, performance art, exhibits of photography, paintings and installations, screenings of shorts and documentaries, and workshops.
GendErotica aims to bring to light various representations of gender from a queer perspective in such a way as to redesign a map of the deconstruction of genders from social, political, cultural and erotic points of view. All this with an eye towards what is happening around gender in the rest of the world.
The initial inspiration was born of the desire to construct an event in which art could tell stories of queerness – through the senses, the queer body, and with joy and passion – resisting claustrophobic and exhausting normative representations. A queer body invigorated by the joy of transformation and liberation!