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I want to thank all who work, and visited the Zeitz MOCAA, for their generosity and good will during the Soft Vxnxs exhibition this last half year. It has been a highlight of my career to share this work in particular with all of you, here in Cape Town. The city has never been a soft landing for me. Soft Vxnxs is not just a sculpture, it is an extension of my own body into a space of vulnerability. Thanks to you, I felt incredibly held during the whole process.
some favourite social media moments:
Can’t wait to see where Soft Vxnxs travels to from here but it will hopefully be somewhere in Johannesburg some time soon!
Curators are welcome to get in touch about display this work in new spaces.
zuerichtanzt.ch is a city-wide dance festival bringing the best of contemporary dance practices and innovations from around the world to Zurich.
Saturday 4 May 2019 (Zürich) PERFORM Breathe Goldendean, 3pm @Kulturehaus Helferei, Kirchgasse 13, 8001
Lausanne: lafeteduslip.xxx Art Festival interested in Body, Gender & Sexuality
Friday 10 May 2019 (Lausanne) PERFORM Breathe Goldendean La Fête du Slip, 6pm
Saturday 11 May 2019 (Lausanne) PERFORM Breathe Goldendean 6pm
Arsenic Rue de Genève 57, 1004 Lausanne
Travelling Cultural Exchange Residency with Marcel Schwald in Queer activist spaces
Tuesday, 14 May 2019 (Basel)artist talk and exchange in the frame of the exhibition „May: Month of Work” at Kaskadenkondensator
www.kasko.ch/ Project space for contemporary art and performance
Geneva: with outragecollectif and FluidRadikal
Wed, 15 May 2019 (Geneva) Mxnifest(u)topia collage Workshop with trans-activists 6.30pm
Thursday, 16 May 2019, (Geneva) PERFORM Breathe Goldendean 8 to 10pm
www.outragecollectif.noblogs.org/ decolonial ANTIRACIST collective
www.facebook.com/FluidRadikal.FLURAX Platform programming artists with anti-oppressive positioning (queer feminists, transforms, trans *, non-binary and / or racialised persons)
Bern: frauenraum.ch/ Frauenraum Bern Wagenplatz Bethlehem: A radical queer trailer park
Saturday, 18 May 2019 (Bern) PERFORM Goldendean Bread in Bern Bethlehem, followed by a gathering (traditional cake production)
Sunday, 19 May 2019 (Bern) BRAINSTORM QUEER SUMMERCAMP/ ACADEMY and artists talk.
Annual Zurich dance festival has been running since 2006. It was organized by the dance network Reso throughout Switzerland and in cooperation with local partners in various cities. The City of Zurich recognized the potential of this event and decided to focus on dance within the framework of the legislative focus on the cultural and creative city of Zurich. Since then, the dance festival has been called the annual Zurich dance festival under the new name ZÜRICH TANZT.
La Fête du Slip
a multidisciplinary festival that explores the themes of body, gender, and sexuality in art. Our shortflim competition aims to reward films that present a high artistic quality, explore fresh ideas about gender and sexuality, in new and innovative ways. We particularly encourage films that explore new approaches to erotic narratives, and that renew traditional representations of bodies, genders, and sexualities.
CULTURAL EXCHANGE RESIDENCY with MARCEL SCHWALD IN BASEL, GENEVA AND BERN “ART AND ACTIVISM WEEK
Marcel Schwald works as a director, dramaturg and writer in Switzerland, and currently also in Greece and India. He is active in the fields of theatre, dance and performance art.
In his work, he mixes practices of theatre, performance art, community work, journalism and sociology. Besides a strong collaborative aspect, Marcel Schwald’s pieces often question some of the predominant eurocentric/western narratives in the social, political and aesthetic discourse and try to formulate different proposals considering the interrelations in a globalized world. The material for this can be an avant-garde novel, telling a western migration story such as Gertrude Stein’s THE MAKING OF AMERICANS, as well as narratives of transgender identity in India, like in EF_FEMININITY
www.kasko.ch – Kaskadenkondensator Basel
www.frauenraum.ch – Frauenraum Bern
Wagenplatz Bethlehem (no website)
www.outragecollectif.noblogs.org – Outrage Collectif Lausanne & Geneva
www.facebook.com/FluidRadikal.FLURAX – FluidRadikal Geneva
supported by @iwalewabooks, @zurichtanzt, @la fête du slip, marcel schwald, fluidradikal, outrage collectif, frauenraum bern
ADDITIONAL FUNDING BY PROHELVETIA SWISS ARTS COUNCIL
Much like gold itself, the spectacle of Goldendean challenges the arbitrary values we place on the normative body. Our gaze cannot help but devour Goldendean.
In 2016 artist Dean Hutton’s #FUCKWHITEPEOPLE performance went notoriously viral which has extended itself into various forms– an installation, a ‘Fuck White People’ suit, an online archive titled, ‘White People made Visible’. Dean’s message is one of ‘queer love’, ‘queer dissidence’ and ‘radical sharing’ (coined by Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi), promoted by their avatar Goldendean who takes on the role of a clown like figure. ‘PLAN B, A GATHERING OF STRANGERS (OR) THIS IS NOT WORKING’, Dean’s Master’s thesis completed towards their MA in Fine Arts from Michaelis becomes a manual to understanding the serious and complex reasonings of an artist who hopes to heal with their practice.
Photography: Jamal Nxedlana
Makeup Art: Orli Meiri