Staging the Politics of Interconnectedness between Queer, Anti-fascism and No Borders Politics.
The Case of QueerBeograd Cabaret
Ivana Marjanović


Abstract

The presentation explores potentiality for social engagement by creating spaces beyond identity politics through the specific path: the focus on transnational art-activist and cultural production that is engendered in an antagonistic relation with the gender regulative structures and the processes of capitalist transition in the post-Yugoslav space, and that contests the EU border regime. It demonstrates how knowledge and actors travel across both geographic and symbolic borders and boundaries creating new perspectives that destabilise social and political divisions.
The research departs from the entrance point of gender, thence pursuing and investigation into the topic of interconnectedness, i.e., from the translation of queer by the QueerBeograd collective as kvar [a malfunction] in power relations, setting the ground for a transversal enquiry. As the organiser of a clandestine festival in Belgrade between 2005 and 2008, QueerBeograd was an actor that contributed greatly to the introduction of the concept of queer as a concept of the politics of interconnectedness.
I focus on the QueerBeograd collective’s artistic-activist project QueerBeograd Cabaret, on the question how the politics of interconnectedness was precisely formulated in the praxis of the cabaret. I develop the thesis that the activist cabaret enabled an elaboration in the articulation of the politics of interconnectedness through the process of staging.

 

Zur Person

Dr. Ivana Marjanović. Born in Belgrade; 2005 graduated from the Art History Department at the University of Belgrade; 2017 obtained PhD degree (“Doktorin der Philosophie”) at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Researcher, author, curator, and cultural producer in the fields of contemporary culture, arts and theory. Works at AEP Women Library and is a new director of the Kunstraum Innsbruck. 2016-2018 co-director of Wienwoche festival; 2006-2009 Kontekst Gallery in Belgrade.

 


Panel 08: Queere Politiken und Wissenschaft

Zeit: Donnerstag, 07. November 2019, 16:30-18:00 Uhr
Raum: Kaiser-Leopold-Saal, Karl-Rahner-Platz 3, 1. Stock

 

Veranstaltet von der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Geschlechterforschung und der FP Center Interdisziplinäre Geschlechterforschung Innsbruck (CGI) in Kooperation mit dem Büro für Gleichstellung und Gender Studies der Universität Innsbruck.

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