The first ever edition of Femmetopia Festival (23-28 May 2018), London includes six days of performance, workshops, discussions, calls to action, screenings, exhibition, music and parties.
Femmetopia Festival is a femme-led celebration of intersectional collective power, carrying forward the mantle of revolutionaries, rioters, disruptors, fighters and protestors. It is a space for discovering new ways to break the oppressive norms of society, of history and of art. It seeks to disturb the masses and smash the restrictive yokes of society.
You are invited to come and shatter binary limitations into a million tiny shards under your high-shine stilettos! Squelch the entrails of late-capitalism under your scuffed-up trainers! Stomp in your big black boots over the face of the patriarchy, and dance towards a shared femmetopian future...
Join forces with intersectional queers, QTIPOC, radical femmes, fabulous freaks, and allies, standing side by side to experience insurrectional imaginings, heretic debates, mutinous dreaming, pornographic rebellions and wanton pleasures.
Festival highlights include Karen Finley, FK Alexander, Karnage Kills , Lucy McCormick, Harnaam Kaur and Charlie Craggs. With an accompanying exhibition, curated by Kat Hudson, exploring the definition of Femme and the intersectionality of modern feminism in celebration and critique of the centenary of women’s suffrage.
“ I am absolutely thrilled to be able to present the artists who make up the programme for our first Femmetopia Festival. Karen Finley is one of the most influential, transgressive and important performance artists of our time, who has inspired generations of makers. It is so exciting to be able to bring her brilliant new work Unicorn Gratitude Mystery to VFD alongside vital and groundbreaking UK-based feminist artists. I believe that art should always be cultural activism, and this festival will demonstrate the immense power art has to generate social change.” — Phoebe Patey Ferguson (Femmetopia curator)
An exhibition will line the walls of vFd and the Rio Cinema throughout the festival. Featuring over 30 artists, Femme will celebrate the strength in the diversity of feminism as a movement since the events of 1918.
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Date Posted: 23 May 2018