Join us on 15 June for an interactive lecture by Laura A Dima and panel discussion while the performers come back from their city tour at Sexyland World. The visitors are invited to try on the faces themselves. There is an exhibition with the returned masks and the online content that the performers created and a program full of interesting talks, acts and other happenings.
Doors open from 19:00
Lecture starts at 20:00
Same-face after party 22:00 – 01:00
Our host of the night is queer icon Jordi Ariza-Gallego aka Graaf Drankula. Jordi is a producer at Ultrasexi and curator at Sexyland World. He is passionate about Nightlife as a creative platform, laboratory for ideas & dreams, A place where different expertise meet to have fun and (unconscious) form movements of the future.
The Dr. DJ’s of the evening are Brothers Boogaloo, the duo made by Martix Draax and Leendert Masselink. Brothers Boogaloo make a come back to play very danceable music at my party: Exotica, Soul, Boogaloo, Chasing Scene Music, Beat, Swampy Rock and Roll – they will play all my favourite tunes!
Bren Booth-Jones is an Irish South African writer and co-editor of As Much Heart as a Vending Machine (The Hungry Ghost Project 2021). Their debut collection, Vertigo to Go, won the White Label III prize and was published by The Hedgehog Poetry Press in 2020. Bren’s second collection, Open Letters to the Sky, will be published on July 4th 2022 by the same press. Their poem “Letter to the Sky” was voted the Outcast Press Vol. 6 Winning Poem. Recent work has appeared in Dreich, Feral, Redivider.
MyFACE is a series of performances in public space by participating members of the audience wearing masks resembling the artist Laura A Dima. By taking pictures and videos in public space and posting them on social media, they will confuse the algorithms which will then recognise the performer as Laura A Dima’s registered identity who appears to be at several places at the same time. MyFACE reflects on the use of biometric data and mass surveillance in our public spaces, concentrating on facial recognition.
This project is made in collaboration with Bits of Freedom. During this event, we will help them collect signatures for their Reclaim Your Face Campaign:
“We call for a ban on biometric surveillance technology in public spaces and the immediate dismantling of systems already installed. Facial recognition and other biometric surveillance technology in public places make us all potential suspects.”
You can sign the petition at: https://reclaimyourface.eu/
Check the event at Sexyland World: https://www.sexyland.world/calendar/2022/06/15/
Pre-sale tickets: https://shop.novotix.io/event/v3/channel/page/5500153