#447. NO. 69 or FUCK ME! IT IS YET ANOTHER LOUD FEMINIST or A DIRTY PAGE FROM THE DIARIES OF AN ALIEN By KWEEN.
OUTLINE The work is the outcome of a two week residency at WORM studios in Rotterdam, and a way longerprocess work that has engrossed and signified as I grew, constructed, and deconstructed.
A theme had been picked for the residency; ‘Protest, Resistance, Reclaim’ in its widest sense, and thedescription of the concept was as follows; ‘Through our process of becoming aware and unlearning we go from an indifferent body of profitablecommerce to an active vibrant matter, which merely through its presence and by default, postures a resisting stance –even if its action was a non-presence.
We live in times where a neo-liberal ideology is so strong that it has planted its seeds inside the very cruxof our personal identity. Aiming at an endless growth, an arrow on a diagram that only goes up, its product has become a personified definition of who we are. Capitalist maneuvers at these times are so penetrative and internalized that they will even try to sell you an anti-ideology anti-capitalist product for the sake of profit. Its growth has tightly co opted into our own individual growth. Its stock price is the price we pay for our freedoms of being a self or another, no matter what self it is. This manifests itself in different ways and on different scales. We could talk about its rooted influence inside of our individual bodies, or on the collective body of our communities, or on the bigger anthropocenic scale of human against nature, and fundamentally, evidently, in everything, and everywhere.
The ways through-which this is stood against, in its many manifestations, spread widely; from a personal perspective of a body resisting through queering itself from norms, binaries, and singular static identities, to a collective march or a protest, a political presence, through art and culture, through adapting to alternative economic ways of being, reclaiming language, and much many more means that we over and over need to make ours.’ This is what the process of the work, in its essence, in its research, collected and generated material, processing, reshaping, and composing, had been busy dealing with. Lastly, and I mention this with lots of love and appreciation, few other artists from different backgrounds were invited to spend a day with me in the studio and add their input. They are accredited at the end of this text.
TEXTS INCLUDED IN THE PIECE ● ROTS – Poetry bundle / 2022 ‘Huilen op een goedkope vlucht’ ● Verginia Despentes – King Kong Theory – A gun for every girl ● Verginia Despentes – King kong Theory – She’s so depraved, You can’t rape her ● Andrea Long Chu – Females COLLECTED MATERIAL ● Slavoj Žižek – Violence – Talks at Google ● Marsha P Johnson interviewed by Betty Brown ● Alan Ginsberg – Howl ● Sylvia Rivera – “Y’all Better Quiet Down” 1973 Gay Pride Rally NYC ● Sojourner Truth Speech of 1851, “Ain’t I a Woman” – performed by Pat Theriault ● Hang Youth – ‘LEG DE ZUIDAS IN DE AS’
CREDITS: Rots – Poetry, Text, Recital POET, ACTIVIST, ALIEN Mazzerine – Sings CLASSICAL SINGER, VIOLINIST, MODEL Dorien – Text, Recital SOCIOLOGIST, WRITER, FIRE DJ Nikki – Sounds MUSICIAN, ANALOGUE FIEND Johnny – Voice, Recital ALIEN Majd –
Sounds: MUSICIAN, FILM MAKER _________________________________ NO. 69 or FUCK ME! IT IS YET ANOTHER LOUD FEMINIST or A DIRTY PAGE FROM THE DIARIES OF AN ALIEN KWEEN aka Ghaith Qoutainy 2022 | Residency @ WORM Rotterdam
This IS A wORM/kLANGENDUM production.
From appr. Minute 39 on, we added some weird noises from our vaults to complete the hour… (says dr klangendum)