As an outcome of the 2015 X(change) microfestival on gender, Commonwealth and Council presents a series of screenings, performances, and live installations entitled F?! exploring alternatives to what is considered success in a heteronormative, capitalist society.
In this context, failing sometimes offers more creative, cooperative, and surprising ways of being in the world, even as it forces us to face the dark side of life, love, and libido.
Join some of the presenters who participated in X(change) in San Francisco and Zurich, along with the curator of the zürichmoves! festival, to discuss these issues in Los Angeles at F?!.
F?! has additional support from Association Corodis, Tom of Finland Foundation and City of Zurich Department of Culture.
Performers and Presenters
Lukas Beyeler, filmmaker and photographer
Yangzom Brauen, LA-based Swiss film maker, actress and author
Jack Halberstam, USC faculty
Daniel Hellmann, Zurich-based performer
Marie-Caroline Hominal, Swiss performer
Valérie Reding, Zurich-based artist
Mica Sigourney, San Francisco-based performer
Urs August Steiner, Zurich-based artist
Marc Streit, curator
Daytime KUNT Party
Sunday, October 25, 2015, 2—7PM
Tom of Finland Foundation
1421 Laveta Terrace Los Angeles CA 90026
(X)change was a micro-festival and shared experience between San Francisco and Zurich performers, who began collaborating back in March 2015 in Switzerland during the zurich moves! festival. They continued working together online and in-person through a blog and residency at CounterPulse in June 2015.
The program was organized and supported by CounterPulse, zürich moves!, swissnex San Francisco, the Consulate General of Switzerland in San Francisco, the City of Zurich Department of Culture, Presence Switzerland, and Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council.
Featured image courtesy of Valérie Reding.