Talk: Queer and Gypsy Dissidence. Other narratives of the Object
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For decades, the gypsy community has employed strategies to resist normative structures, tactics that are intended to help it be self-sufficient. Recycling, selling obsolete objects and flea markets are just some of their traditional practices that now, in the context of climate change, are no longer perceived as marginal but as necessary. In addition, the queer strategies that the visual artist Agustín Ortiz Herrera uses in his practice also stem from his viewpoint on the fringes and point to a number of crucial questions. What happens when objects fall outside the usage and replacement logic that is the desideratum of capitalism? Why have we accepted without question the concept of rubbish?
The Carabutsi association and Ortiz Herrera worked during exchange sessions in the fall of 2020 where they shared their practices and experiences. These activities culminated in a photographic project that will be presented at the Raval (s) festival. In this public presentation we want to create a time and space for reflection on the centuries-old anti-normative resistance strategies of the gypsy community and how they become more inspiring and necessary than ever, while at the same time forging relationships with strategies of queer dissent.
Organised by: the Carabutsí association, the visual artist Agustín Ortiz Herrera and La Capella Institut de Cultura de Barcelona / With the collaboration of Escola Massana