So I had the opportunity to have a funded research for my next creation. I researched about the persecution of LGBTQIA+ in modern times and in the western world, since I am a part of that world. I felt that I couldn’t do it any more justice than that since my background is white and Eastern European.
I tried to find common points in-between this topic and Arthur Miller’s play THE CRUCIBLE. A modern witch hunt as you may like to put it. This actually led me to research more about ballroom culture and this furthermore led me to club culture and electronic music. I found out so much about queer culture making a huge impact on the electronic music scene and how this all turned when club culture hit Europe. It’s quite a lot to sum this up in short here, I just wanted to use this platform to show you first visuals that actually made it out of this working process.
I put the knowledge and all that I was planning into photographs that either took alone or with the help of Frederike Coors, a fabulous friend of mine who joined my physical research at FREIRAUM Düsseldorf.
All in all we discovered that we want to move on with the project and we will be showing the outcomes in August at Goethe Bunker in Essen, so be prepared.
All of this was made possible by: