Our biennial gathering
General Assembly is a biennial international gathering of queer-feminist artists and activists joining by invitation. We get together without the pressure of performing to an audience to collectively elaborate strategies of struggle: to navigate cis-straight arts institutions, funding bodies and employers, and to share knowledge and information to support our individual practices and collectives.
In October 2021, we hosted our first General Assembly at Kunstencentrum BUDA performing arts center in Kortrijk. We gathered in chosen diversity, intimately, and in self organisation between Andrew Martin, Arthur Moreau, Betül Yildirim, Castillo, Cvmaea Halim, Loup Caccia, Marnie Slater, Ruth Novaczek, and Susana Vargas Cervantes. Some participants were invited for their participation in the collectives Movimiento Marika in Madrid and Mémoire des sexualités in Marseille.
We recorded a conversation over dinner about the history and present of Movimiento Marika, which was included in a new oral archive project by Mémoire des sexualités: Mars Chronix, which you can listen on Ola Radio, from minute 47 onwards.
The second assembly will be held in fall 2023.
This program is supported by Between Bridges Foundation (Berlin).