The Queer and the Femme – A Long Table and panel discussion

Scensverige/Stolt scenkonst, in collaboration with Lesbisk makt presents: The Queer and the Femme – A Long Table and panel discussion with lesbian performance artist and professor Lois Weaver and other academics and performing artists. The event is part of the Proud Performing Arts program during EuroPride. This event will be in English. Tickets will be released soon.

Friday 3 August, Kulturhuset stadsteatern, Fri scen 16.00 - 17.30 Long table discussion (interactive workshop) 17.30 - 17.45 Paus (where you can also leave or arrive) 17.45 - 18.45 Panel discussion (seminar)

Lois Weaver is a performance artist, director and professor in Contemporary Performance at Queen Mary University in London. Weaver has extensive experience in lesbian and feminist performance practices and has been performing internationally with her company, Split Britches, since the 1980’s. Weaver comes to Stockholm to share her experience and ask questions around what it means to be queer and to be femme, through her model for public discussion, the Long Table. The Long Table is a dinner party structured by etiquette, where conversation is the only course. The project combines theatricality and models for public engagement and discussion. The often-feminized domestic realm of the dinner party becomes a stage for public thought, and you are invited!

After the Long Table there will be a panel discussion led by Aleksa Lundberg, exploring femmeness in a queer perspective with Lois Weaver, Ulrika Dahl, and other academics and performance artists.

Ulrika Dahl is professor of gender studies at Uppsala University. She has done research on (queer) femininities and femmes since the early 2000s. Among her many writings on the subject(s) are Femmes of Power: Exploding Queer Femininities (with Del LaGrace Volcano, 2008) where Lois Weaver is among those featured and the critically acclaimed Skamgrepp:Femme-inistiska Essäer (2014), along with articles in journals such as Feminist Theory, Nora, New Formations, Gender, Place and Culture, lambda nordica, Tidskrift för Genusvetenskap and most recently a forthcoming special issue of European Journal of Women’s Studies (with Jenny Sundén).

About the organizers: Linn Henriksson Strååt is a freelance set- and costume designer working with process-oriented performance art from a queer point of view. Playwriter Robin N Spegel writes queer stories for theatre and film and is the creator of Lesbisk Makt, an organization aiming to further the understanding and the meaning of ”lesbian” and to develop, spread and preserve lesbian culture and history in Sweden by arranging venues, networks and cultural events such as Lesbisk Frukost and Lesbiskt Arkiv.

The event is produced with support from The Swedish Arts Grants Committee and The City of Stockholm.

När: 3 augusti 2018 16:00 - 3 augusti 2018 18:45

Var: Kulturhuset Stadsteatern Kulturhuset Sergelstorg / Stockholm

Arrangör: Scensverige