After the disruption of normal theatre activity and arts festivals by the COVID-19 pandemic, EEQGP is an online curated event to help fill the void, but also something new uniquely shaped by the possibilities and architectures of life online. EEQGP was initiated by Rudi van der Merwe in response to Pro Helvetia’s Close Distance call for projects.
Eco Electro Queer Garden Party will squat a well-functioning and clearly-structured digital platform destined for connecting a performer with an audience. Such as those used by the sex cam industry. The proposed use of this platform is not intended as a comment on the parallels between the sex industry and the art world. Rather think virtual site-specific, performative squatting, first-wave gentrification.
Welcome to Eco Electro Queer Garden Party!
EEQGP will squat the sex cam platform yescams, so by attending EEQGP you will be confronted with sexually explicit images. You can largely avoid this by going directing to the cams of the performers (see below). Nevertheless, some of the performances are intended for a mature audience.
As an audience member you have three options:
- You can simply observe.
- You can participate by means of the chat function. Some of the artists will ask for input and suggestions. To be able to chat you will need to register as a user. It takes about two minutes and requires no personal information. Please chat :-)
- You can also participate through tipping. The platform is set up so that the audience can show appreciation through tipping. Tips are called tokens and can be purchased with a credit card. Again the process to do this is very fast and very easy. Please tip :-)
19-20-21 AUGUST 2020
Each day’s programme is compiled by a different curator. Each day the programme will run 20-22 pm GMT +1. Each day the respective curator will welcome the audience at 20h on the platform. The curator will stay active throughout to assist the performers and the audience.
You can join at any moment by going directly to a performer (see links below). Should a performer get banned (this happens!) he/she will re-enter the platform by means of a backup account. In case this happens, simply go to the curator's cam for further instructions. The other performances will continue as scheduled. www.yescams.com/hadriaan will act as the curator's backup.
Depending on the programme, several performers might be active at the same time. You can either go back and forth between performers or open more than one cam at the same time.
PLATFORM AND NSFW WARNING
Frida Giulia Franceschini
is a place of divine wishes. It is weak, vulnerable, and it hangs by a thread.
In this performance, Antonio Onio explores the idea of creating a space in the theatrical realm where an exorcism can happen...
Can the dimensions of body functionality be protective or render us more vulnerable? Can pregnancy be a liberating moment for a woman (a rest from the sexualizing gaze) or, on the contrary, is pregnancy a moment of heightened self-surveillance and self-comparison?... read more
20 AUG - EDUARDO BONITO
21 AUG - MARC STREIT
19 AUG - DINA KHUSEYN
FRIDA GIULIA FRANCESCHINI
KATYA VOLKOVA AND NATALIA ZHUKOVA
LILACH PNINA LINVE
20h00 - 20h05 (curator)
20h05 - 21h40
20h10 - 21h10
20h20 - 21h40
20h30-40 / 21h30-40
20h40 - 21h10
20h50 - 21h40
21h00 - 21h30
21h20 - 21h50
20h00 - 20h05 (curator)
20h05 - 20h20
20h20 - 20h40
20h40 - 21h00
21h00 - 21h20
21h20 - 21h40
21h40 - 22h00
20h00 - 20h05 (curator)
20h05 - 20h25
20h25 - 20h45
20h45 - 21h05
21h05 - 21h25
21h25 - 21h45
21h45 - 22h05
and Natalia Zhukova
In this interactive performance, I propose that the audience give me words in real-time so that I can immediately transform them into what I call Phonesia, a talking dance that mixes words of the public and my dance gestures into a common flesh.... read more
To injure / to be injured.
Subject / object
Shock, stress, pain, pleasure
Accept, cause, pass-through
Consent, push, punish
Post-traumatic, re-experience read more
THINGS AND GESTURES
In «Things and gestures» through the practice of communication with everyday objects, Tarik questions the reality of the surrounding world. Through the interaction with different physical objects, he creates a vivid landscape of kinesthetic sensation... read more
Lilach Pnina Linve
NON - IMAGE
What can we see in ourselves besides our visibility and can the non-image be seen? What kind of sexuality could exist in a non-image world? What kind of meetings could we have there? what kind of love?... read more
is an ongoing research project that explores sexual stimulation as technology, as a creative and constructive force. Together with invited performers, Julian Weber creates ceramic sculptures under the influence of pleasure... read more
I wanna sing a concert very sensual papi mami para ti que rico. Awaken your senses baby let’s get wet inside with a tropical ‘smoothie’ of Venezuelan and South American Folklore, soul and pop-music...
ORGÍA EXTRAESPECÍFICA - 21h
Landscapes are harmonic compositions in eternal transformation. This extra-specific orgy is revealed as a poetic source of universal desire. Nature is made up of all kinds of bodies, substances and materials that exist on the face of the earth and humans are a tiny part of this composition. Let's seek enjoyment in nature, let's embrace other forms of sensuality. read more
I AM NOT AN INFLUENCER. SCHWARZENEGGER EXTERMINATED MY FUTURE
"A trip through "The Garden of Earthly Delights" triptych by Bosco led me to question the participation and representation of the black body in the Arts in public and private spaces". Build our own pedestals, climb it and inhabit them so that we can be subjects and not objects... read more
Curator text and bio
COURTSHIP AND EXISTENCIAL ELEGANCE
Traditional music from the Asturian vocal repertoire sung by the mountain, among the cattle; donkeys, dogs, mounts ...
Traditional music in its area of regional inspiration. With the ultimate goal of cajoling, searching, surprising, pleasing, and courting.
ECOSEX MANIFESTO LECUTRE -
Performative lecture of the Ecosex Manifesto written by Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens and published in sexecology.org
CAMILLES' BLUE DREAMS
we came to life in a "treelike biogenetic reproductive genealogy as coevolving species, actively threatened and fragile species, with the whole patterned fabric of living and dying of those particular beings and all their associates." We are bridges, we live in sympoiesis with human and nonhuman, alive in this dimension or not... read more
OAKS AND OTHER SPECIES
Tree planting action as a way to minimize the carbon footprint of the EEQGP emission... read more
Curator text and bio
In her creative process Mavi explores performativity, the relationship between artist and audience, transfeminism, decolonization, gender politics, sexual anxiety, survival, resistance, resilience and empowerment. read more
This live broadcast intervention is the total submission into my sexual instincts yet allowing to transcend into a higher sexual being. AsSpIratIoNs is the control of our own pleasure, which allows us to navigate in a constant creative flow read more
THE ONE PRINCESS PARTY
MELF - 21h05
The One Princess Party is an invitation into a virtual space. Madame Kakashi SIMulates their life expression. M Kakashi has always wanted to do something like this. Kick back relax, theshow is for your voyeuristic gaze.. read more
In a collage of dark and euphoric songs, MELF, an otherworldly elf trapped in the body of a cyborg, tells stories about a constant craving for connection between species, spheres and galaxies... read more
A Terrorist manifesto in order to generate life and abundance in a disputed land. Post-war transvestites. They didn't cut off our heads, we are the Palestinians, we are living the war... read more
FLAMBOYANCE: FIND YOUR WAY BACK
is a storytelling performance that brings to light the collective manic state of human activity. The stories range from personal topolitical. 'Rain does not fall on one roof alon... read more