Highlighting different voices and experiences of the climate emergency, Queer Earth and Liquid Matters aims to complicate the binaries of Western knowledge often encountered in the environmental discourse. Specifically, it sheds light on land and water struggles, foregrounds queer/trans Indigenous embodiment in the Global South and around the world. Queer Earth and Liquid Matters explores visions and experiences of apocalypse and amplifies Indigenous refusal and outrage at the consequences of extractive capitalism. The two-day programme features talks, performances, films, poetry and more. Participants include Xavi Aguirre, Seba Calfuqueo, Adham Faramawy, Ash Fure, Macarena Gómez-Barris, Ashley Joiner, Jacob V Joyce and Rudy Loewe, Jack Halberstam, Victoria Hunt, Bhanu Kapil, Juan Francisco Salazar, P. Staff, Bones Tan Jones, and multidisciplinary dance theatre company Wringing Metamorphosis.
Curated by Macarena Gómez-Barris, Jack Halberstam and Kostas Stasinopoulos. Presented in collaboration with Stone Nest and Queercircle.
Part of Back to Earth LIVE, Serpentine’s long-term, interdisciplinary programme that brings together a vast network of individuals and organisations involved in tackling the environmental crisis in an extensive and ambitious 3-month programme of talks, performances and debates. More information can be found here