Pressure on Boys
Readings 10.01.–01.02.2019 19:00
With Ulf Aminde, Pia Chakraverti-Wuerthwein, Alex Alvina Chamberland, Ahmet Sitki Demir, Sarah Diehl, Heike-Karin Föll, Thomas Love, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Magnus Rosengarten, Xiaoshi Vivian Vivian Qin, and Markues
Languages English & German
Fee Free– donations welcome
Entrance From 27.01.2019 on, please use this entrance: Gerichtstraße 35, enter the courtyard and take the first door to your right. Follow the signs!
10.01.2019 17:00–19:00 Magnus Rosengarten reads James Baldwin ‘Go Tell It On the Mountain’ (English)
12.01.2019 15:00–18:00 Heike-Karin Föll and Markues read Denton Welch ‘In Youth Is Pleasure’ (German)
13.01.2019 15:00–18:00 Pia Chakraverti-Wuerthwein reads Salman Rushdie ‘Haroun and the Sea of Stories’ (English)
19.01.2019 15:00–18:00 Alex Alvina Chamberland reads Ursula K. Le Guin ‘A Wizard of Earthsea’ (English)
20.01.2019 15:00–18:00 Ulf Aminde reads Ernst Haffner ‘Jugend auf der Landstraße Berlin’ (German)
26.01.2019 15:30–18:00 Ahmet Sitki Demir reads Murathan Mungan ' Binali und Temir' (German & Turkish)
From 27.01.2019 on, please use this entrance: Gerichtstraße 35, enter the courtyard and take the first door to your right. Follow the signs!
27.01.2019 15:00–18:00 Xiaoshi Vivian Vivian Qin reads 'Boy's Love Stories' (English)
30.01.2019 18:00–21:00 Thomas Love reads Samuel Delany 'Dhalgren' (English)
31.01.2019 18:00–21:00 Sarah Diehl reads Pier Paolo Pasolini 'Vita Violenta' (German)
01.02.2019 15:00–17:00 Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung reads Kayo Chingonyi 'Kumakanda' and Fatimah Asghar ‘If They Come For Us’ (English)
Pressure on Boys is an installation by Markues in the exhibition ECOLOGIES OF DARKNESS examining the pressure society exerts on boys. To highlight the collectivity and polyphony of boyhood, the installation can only be viewed and perceived in the presence of a public reading that warms up the space. As the readings unfold, so do associations that broaden the idea of what boyhood could be. The installation creates an immersive atmosphere of looseness and slackness where pressure is temporarily lifted. For Markues, boyhood is not a biological concept but a collective and diverse experience encompassing the different boyhoods of heterosexual and homosexual cis-men, the childhoods of transgender women, the late puberty of transgender men, and also the fetishized boyhood of the twink.
Funding Ecologies Of Darkness is funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds.