Queer Practices / Queer Embodiment

deadline for submissions: 
September 15, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
Karada House
contact email: 

Call for Submissions:


Theme

“Queer Practices / Queer Embodiment” is a virtual transdisciplinary conference that aims to bring together artists, theorists, and practitioners. The conference continues our work of building a community that is focused on intentionally developing bodily practices. We want our space to be a place for political growth and experimentation using all the materials that bodywork, sex education, and cultural inquiry can provide. The conference will take place online in order to engagea broad, international audience that may be familiar with sex-positive culture, but that is not necessarily attuned to the wider set of political issues such topics often touch upon. We want to put together a conference that will be open to the public and focus on fostering challenging yet accessible conversation. 

We are looking for pieces to be submitted to the asynchronous exhibit space that will run parallel to the conference presentations. A conference slot will be dedicated to discussion of the materials in the exhibition space and dedicated space will be made for their discussion in the conference hub.  We are open to all forms of artistic production that engage with queer practices and queer embodiment. This includes:

  • Games
  • Video
  • Music
  • Visual Art 
  • Writing
  • Video essays 

We invite artists, scholars, and practitioners from all backgrounds to submit material. Some topics or themes that may be relevant: 

  • Ageing
  • Sex
  • BDSM
  • Care work
  • Sex work
  • Reproductive Labor
  • Physical Expression
  • Transition 
  • Pedagogy 
  • Translation 

Organizers & Venue: 

Queer Practices / Queer Embodiment will be organized by a  collaborative team consisting of Karada House in Berlin (a queer art/research space), Andrea Rimon (an intimacy choreographer and movement artist) and Georg Barkas (a tying and sexuality educator). The conference will be free and open to the public. Talks will be given on Zoom and all other material will be hosted through Karada House’s conference hub.  

 

Submissions & important dates:

Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis. The deadline for this call for submissions is 15 September 2021. Please submit at this form: https://forms.gle/N3d8ek4CNyRaTXn37 or by email to qpqe2021@karada-house.de