Covid-19 is not just a kind of infectious disease, but also a manifestation of the imbalance, conflict and oppression that queer people, diasporic communities and artists have long been confronted with. So, what has the pandemic meant for the queer artists of Chinese descent? And how can queer communities survive the pandemic in the form of art?
We are proud to announce that the Queer Chinese Art Festival is back, with the special focus on “Queer Arts in the Pandemic 疫情时代的跨文化酷儿艺术” in June 2022 . exploring the survival strategies for artistic engagement and the impact the pandemic has on Chinese LGBTQ+ community in a cross-cultural context.
Multi-Identities in Monologue Play: Resisting Heteronormativity
The Slug Show presented by Jiaxi Wang and Maki Omori
Date: 1 June 2022, 3pm-5pm, UK Time | 4-6pm CEST UTC+2 | 10pm-12am China Time | 10am-12pm NY Time
Location: A48, Sir Clive Granger Building, University Park Campus, University of Nottingham, also online via Zoom.
Queering Letters: Shame, Love and Self-Care
The Art of Loving Our selves presented by Jinxiao
Mindfulness hosted by Keira May
Date: 12 June 2022 Sunday, 11am-1pm, UK Time | 12pm-2pm CEST UTC+2 | 6pm-8pm China Time | 6am-8am NY Time | 8pm-10pm Melbourne Time
Naturally Transqueerian Fantasies: Queering Everyday Materials
A Collection of Performance presented by The Mollusc Dimension
Date: 19 June 2022 Sunday, 11am-12.20pm, UK Time | 12pm-1.20pm CEST UTC+2| 6pm-7.20pm China Time | 6am-7.20am NY Time | 8pm-9.20pm Melbourne Time
Under Camera: Digital Drag, Negotiated Identity and Performativity
Gender Narratives in AI/ML presented by Qingyi Ren. Try before You Buy presented by STIGMA.
Date: 25 June 2022 Saturday, 11am-12.30pm, UK Time | 12pm-1.30pm CEST UTC+2| 6pm-7.30pm China Time | 6am-7.30am NY Time | 8pm-9.30pm Melbourne Time
Directed by Dr. Hongwei Bao. Curated by Qiuyan Chen and Dr. Heshen Xie. Supported by Institute for Policy and Engagement at the University of Nottingham and Queer China UK.
Full programme: https://queerchineseartfestival.com/home-3/