Back to Earth Live presents Queer Earth and Liquid Matters

Graham Robson July 9, 2022

This summer, as part of Back to Earth, Serpentine presents Queer Earth and Liquid Matters in collaboration with StoneNest and QUEERCIRCLE.

Hosted at StoneNest, 136 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 5EZ on Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July  17, the festival will be a two-day festival exploring transformation, queerness, the natural, the unnatural and the wild, as well as decolonial, indigenous and submerged perspectives on the climate crisis.

Queer Earth and Liquid Matters is curated by Jack Halberstam, Macarena Gómez-Barris and Kostas Stasinopoulos. The programme will feature talks, performances, film and more from a stellar list of participants including Xavi Aguirre, Seba Calfuqueo, Adham Faramawy, Ash Fure, Macarena Gómez-Barris, Jacob V Joyce & Rudy Loewe, Jack Halberstam, Victoria Hunt, Bhanu Kapil, Juan Francisco Salazar, P. Staff, Bones Tan Jones, and multidisciplinary dance theatre company Wringing Metamorphosis.

This live programme is part of a summer programme of activations for Back to Earth, Serpentine’s long-term programme responding to the climate crisis with an exhibition on view at Serpentine North till September 18.

Kostas Stasinopoulos, Associate Curator of Live Programmes at Serpentine, said: “We are thrilled to present Queer Earth and Liquid Matters, an ambitious programme curated with a sense of responsibility and care for our current moment.

“The programme is dedicated to connecting and relating to each other, and explores ways of being that have often been overshadowed in Western environmental discourse. It brings together different voices and experiences of the climate emergency from around the world, in the hope of creating more connections in the present and inspiring new ways of coming together in the future.

“I am so grateful to co-curators Macarena Gómez-Barris and Jack Halberstam for their dedication to this programme, to all the artists for accepting our invitation to participate and to our partners, StoneNest and Queercircle, for embracing the ideas with a unique sense of collaboration.”

For more info on Queer Earth and Liquid Matters, CLICK HERE 

For more info on Back to Earth, CLICK HERE 

Lead Pic: Seba Calfuqueo, Tray Tray Ko, video, 6’13, 2022, film still, photo by: Sebastian Melo.