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Voluminous Arts Halloquium 2020: Queer and Trans Led Virtual Series of Talks & Presentations in Nightlife
October 31, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - November 1, 2020 @ 6:30 pm
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Voluminous Arts presents Halloquium 2020, “Breathing the Worlds that Are, Dreaming the Worlds to Come, Weaving the Bridges Between”, a queer and trans led gathering of voices around the subject of nightlife. This two day virtual conference, taking place Oct 31st and Nov 1st, brings together performances, discussions and presentations in the service of taking a sacred pause in the midst of tremendous uncertainty, to look at the ways in which nightlife has both met and not met the needs of our communities, for whom it has always been a critical resource. Using the virtual conference platform Remo, this event is designed to facilitate and support conversations amongst its attendees by presenting moderated conversations between folks with deep spiritual investments in and connections to the spaces and practices of nightlife.
These conversations will look at several questions: How has nightlife provided space for the innovative? What are the special qualities of nightlife that have allowed people to build chosen families that meet their needs in better ways than other community frameworks are able to? How can we deepen ethics of care within the communities for whom nightlife has been a critical resource? Looking forward, how can we build self-determined structures that can meet the needs we have traditionally asked nightlife to meet?
Full program below.
If you are able to purchase a full price $100 registration, please do so.
If you are unable to purchase a full price registration, no one will be turned away from attending this event for lack of funds. If you wish to purchase a sliding scale registration please email and we will arrange it for you regardless of your financial situation.
If you would like to support this event beyond the purchase of a full price ticket, please donate to our fundraising campaign at: https://fundraising.fracturedatlas.org/voluminous-arts-trans-and-queer-artist-colloquium-october-31-november-1-2020
Your donation will help to balance sliding scale tickets for those who need them, as well as support the artists who are presenting their work and thoughts at the Halloquium, and the ongoing work of Voluminous Arts.
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The Halloquium will have ASL interpreters for all talks and moderated conversations. Should you need extra accessibility, please let us know and we will do our very best to ensure your needs are met.
Day One, Saturday, October 31st: Why Nightlife?
Event One: How has nightlife provided space for the innovative?
1:00pm – Land Acknowledgement – Lacuna KuruKuru
1:10pm – Opening performance – Marcy Angeles
1:20pm – Introduction by Gavilán Rayna Russom
1:30pm – Discussion with McKenzie Wark, C. Gypsi Lewis and Aaron Sarles moderated by Raven Baker
2:15pm – Open Discussion in groups
3:00pm One hour break
Event 2: What are the special qualities of nightlife that have allowed people to build chosen families that meet their needs in better ways than other community frameworks are able to?
4:00pm – Land Acknowledgement – Lacuna KuruKuru
4:10pm – Opening performance – AFRO△NARCHY
4:20pm – Introduction by Gavilán Rayna Russom
4:30pm – Discussion with Vicki Powell and Ash Lauryn moderated by Ari/The Neighbourhood Character
5:15pm – Open Discussion in groups
6:00pm One hour break
Event Three: Opening night after party at H0l0 and on h0l0.live
6:00pm – No More White Presidents film screening
7:15pm – Evan Raczynski
8:30pm – Rat Porridge
9:45pm – Syanide
Day Two, Sunday, November 1st: Care and Nourishment
Event One: How can we deepen ethics of care within the communities for whom nightlife has been a critical resource?
2:00pm – Land Acknowledgement – Lacuna KuruKuru
2:10pm – Opening performance – Edge Slayer
2:20pm – Introduction by Gavilán Rayna Russom
2:30pm – Discussion with Marcy Angeles, Mantra Marie Bedross and Kamra Sadia Hakim moderated by Veronica Agard
3:15pm – Open Discussion in groups
4:00pm One hour break
Event Two: Looking forward, how can we build self-determined structures that can meet the needs we have traditionally asked nightlife to meet?
5:00pm – Land Acknowledgement – Lacuna KuruKuru
5:10pm – Opening performance – Move Move Collaborative
5:20pm – Introduction by Gavilán Rayna Russom
5:30pm – Discussion with The 83rd, Jordyn Jay and Axmed Maxamed moderated by Aveda Adara
6:15pm – Open Discussion in groups
7:00pm – Gavilán Rayna Russom closing statements and gratitude blessing