Witness these two dear friends catching up and pulling stories out of each other about queer history, faerie tales, trans mythology, and more.
Finn Ballard is a Berlin-based historian and fantastic storyteller whose brain is like an encyclopedia of knowledge. He happens to know a lot about Magnus Hirschfeld’s Institute of Sexology, which was specifically targeted by the Nazis in the 1930′s and leads tours on the queer history of Berlin. Originally from Northern Ireland, he is also an expert on Irish folklore and the origins of faeries.
Quito Ziegler is a 4th generation New York Jew and radical faerie who grew up hearing stories of the Holocaust and really took the “never again” philosophy to heart. This fall they spent 3 months in Berlin, walking the streets and thinking about ghosts. Their conversations with Finn helped them consider their own gender transition more deeply, and added both weight and lightness to their process.
Finn might give a brief lecture, Quito will probably read a story, but mostly they’ll just talk for a while with some contributions from the audience.
Facilitated by Ariel Speedwagon and Sparklez.
A film by Ester Martin Bergsmark (2012, Sweden/Denmark) In Swedish w/ English subtitles, 72 min. Presented by our friends at MIX NYC and featuring a talk-back with film star Eli Levéln.
Electronic music from the clubs of Berlin to our stage in the Forest, performed by Mika Risiko.
Cosmic disco darkwave dance music by Jade Payne and Dominika Ksel.
Offered for your pleasure by Lizxnn Disaster.
A fabulous evening of storytelling, magical sea shanties, and the best of Brooklyn drag featuring the inimitable Alejandro Rodriguez, Drae Campbell, Merrie Cherry, Cal Trumann, Sequinette Jaynesfield, and Sasha Wertzel with Sarah Alden, Nath Ann Carrera, Frances Rodriguez, Kate Ryan, and Cassie Wagler. Hosted by Heather Acs.
Photographers Samantha Box & Quito Ziegler, in conversation with Yukiko Yamagata of the Open Society Foundations. Other photographers in the queer community are particularly invited to attend and share their perspectives.
(Aqua)Marinez is Marina Benedetto. This project is about transcendence and trusting the universe. The past, present, and future are all existing and time is an illusion. Its about breathing in deep and letting it all go. Aquamarinez examines the ocean and space as endless entities to think about.
Shomi Noise, mostly known as a DJ, will be showing another side of herself. With only her guitar, she will be singing original stripped down songs inspired by the rawness and DIY attitude of the 90s riot grrrl movement. These songs are about immigration, heartbreak, feeling misplaced, queer feminist empowerment, and thinking outside the boxes.
Also check out (Aqua)Marinez On SoundCould
Complete event details coming soon!
12-1pm : Potluck! Let’s hang out on our lunch breaks, eat and talk story!
1pm – 3pm : An opportunity to process, unload, and write some shit down and then read it aloud!
Kit Yan will facilitate an interactive writing and performance workshop designed to get folks to work with and rely on each other to write down stories and then share them with each other in a closed space.
Children five and up, accompanied by a grown-up, are welcome to come and play in the Forest.
The elusive Mr. Blake mentioned something about bringing a box of records over to the Forest. Sounds like a party to me….
ps. If you’re interested in staying for FutureFuck please inquire with our friends at Mythical Events (see below).