Matches screened on the 10 x 15 foot screen
7.45pm - Czech Republic v Poland OR Greece v Russia
3pm-6pm - Eastern Europe in Drag
9.30pm - MuHa
Eastern Europe in Drag
Gender policies remain on the margins of official social agenda in Eastern Europe. It is within this context that the drag show has become a political statement.
Curated by Dzmitry Suslau this exhibition examines how the drag show – a primary LGBTI subcultural genre – operates within the modern social and political context of Poland, Belarus and Ukraine. It focuses on various forms of political drag and at the same time analyses the modes of incorporation of gay subcultural elements into the mainstream.
A primary goal of the project is to invite audiences to analyse how heteronormative ideas of sexuality and traditional gender roles are questioned by drag queens and kings in post-communist societies. Eastern Europe in Drag is an artistic exploration of LGBTI-related issues including homophobia, gay visibility and marriage equality. This exhibition – featuring photographs, videos and interviews – is one of the first curatorial accounts of LGBTI subcultures in post-communist Europe.
Dzmitry will also be conducting a discussion and Q&A during the exhibition at 4pm.
Formed in 2004 when Ukrainian-born singer/songwriter Iryna Muha met Latvian rock legend Dmitry Fedotov, MuHa is a UK based multi-cultural contemporary folk band attracting an ever-growing fan-base.
Boasting an extensive original repertoire of Eastern European folk-based songs, MuHa add flavors from Africa, Asia and Latin America to create melodies that delight, exhilarate, haunt and inspire.
The band is a great live act, entertaining with musicianship and engaging with audiences through a variety of languages and catchy grooves, they mesmerize with a musical feast rooted in the Slavonic tradition but cultured from the world.
Part of the East in East: Euro 2012 Festival.