Cruising the Seventies: Imagining queer Europe then and now. Programme

January 31, 2019

Thursday 14 – Saturday 16 March 2019
Edinburgh, Scotland

All events are free to attend and open to all. Please book free tickets for each day you intend to join us via Eventbrite.

Abstracts for paper presentations can be viewed here.

Thursday 14th March
Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh College of Art
74 Lauriston Pl, Edinburgh EH3 9DF

Registration, Tea, Doughnuts

Welcome from the Organisers

3.15pm – 4.45pm
Opening in-conversation event: ‘Deviations and Conversions Seventies Style’ – Mandy Merck (Royal Holloway, University of London) with Laura Guy (Newcastle University)

4.45 – 5pm – Tea Break

5pm – 6.20pm
‘Spanish Underground Cinema and Queer Transnationalism’ – Film screening and discussion.

Teo Hernández, Images du bord de la mer, 1969, 36 mins
Iván Zulueta, Roma-Brescia, Cannes, 1974 (excerpt)
Celestino Coronado, The Lindsay Kemp Circus, 1973 [3-minute clip]

Dinner [provided]

Stills, 23 Cockburn St, Edinburgh EH1 1BP

7.30pm – 8.30pm*
‘(Dissident) Dance Actions’ – Screening and presentation by Conny Karlsson Lundgren, Artist

Friday 15th March
Traverse Theatre 2, 10 Cambridge St, Edinburgh EH1 2ED

10am – 11.15am*
‘Resisting Interpretation’ – Performance lecture by Liz Rosenfeld, Artist
(Please note that there’ll be no entry for the performance after 10.10am)

11.15 – 11.45am – Tea Break

11.45am – 12.45pm
Panel: ‘Queer Temporalities, Sexual Boundaries’
‘Reflections on Hubert Fichte’s Essay on Puberty (1974)’ – William Martin, Al Quds Bard College of Arts and Sciences
‘Harvesting Time: The Legacy of Jean Genet and the Post-Algerian French 1970s’ – Jackqueline Frost, Cornell University and Université Paris 8

12.45pm – 1.45pm – Lunch [provided]

1.45pm – 3.15pm
Panel: ‘Queer Colours of Archives’
‘European Queer 70s and Becomings: Spatiality, Queerness and Bombay Dost’ – Grinjo Joseph, Tezpur University
‘Patrick Kelly at Le Palace: Lost things, Dead Ends, and the Mythology of Visual Documentation’ – Sequoia Barnes, Edinburgh College of Art
‘Planets and stars and time travel: a French queer of color perspective of time’ – Tarek Lakhrissi, Artist, Poet and Writer.

3.15pm – Tea Break

3.45pm – 5.15pm
Panel: ‘Queer Feelings, Emotional Resistances’
‘Heteronormativity and the Repression of Lesbianism in the 1970s French Women’s Liberation Movement’ – Ilana Eloit, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
‘“I thought I was the only one that felt that way”: The 1970s as a turning point for the ways to feel about homosexuality in East Germany?’ – Maria Bühner, Leipzig University
‘Queer Theory, Visual Culture, and “emotional resistances” in Torremolinos (Spain) during the Sixties and Seventies’ – Javier Cuevas del Barrio, Universidad de Málaga

6pm – 7.30pm

‘Do you have place?’ – Keynote discussion with Sunil Gupta, Artist, and Flora Dunster (University of Sussex)

7.30pm Dinner [provided for speakers]

Saturday 16th March
Traverse Theatre 2, 10 Cambridge St, Edinburgh EH1 2ED

9.30am onwards
Lavender Menace Returns – book stall run by Bob Orr and Sigrid Nielsen, Traverse Theatre Bar

Traverse Theatre 2
10am – 11.15am
‘The place of the transfagbidyke is in the revolution’ – Discussion with Grietje Baars (City Law School, University of London) and Nat Raha (Edinburgh College of Art)

11.15 Tea Break

Panel: ‘Desiring Aesthetics’
‘And sex? Re-reading representations of queer desire in 1970s Polish artistic practices’ – Aleksandra Gajowy, Newcastle University
‘On Sequins and Shit. The Sense of Radical Dress in Mario Mieli’s Transsexual Utopia’ – Roberto Filippello, Edinburgh College of Art
‘“Nuremberg For Mothers”: Tony Duvert, French Boy Lovers and the problem of power’ – Paul Clinton, Goldsmiths, University of London

1.15pm – 2.30pm – Lunch [provided]

2.30pm – 3.30pm
Panel: ‘Self-fashioning, self-organising’
‘A personal journey into the radical past of a gay fetish club in Eindhoven, Netherlands’ – Sam Ashby, Artist / Filmmaker
‘Back to the Sweatshop: revisiting ‘early’ lesbian and gay theatre’ – Stephen Greer, University of Glasgow

3.30pm – Tea Break

4pm – 5.30pm
Collective Action
‘F*ck the Future: Imagining Queer Europe’

‘ANTITAINMENT ’70’ – Closing performance by Graham Bell Tornado, Artist

Reception, Traverse Theatre Bar

Live subtitling (speech-to-text transcription) will be provided for all discussions and presentations, except for the performances marked with an asterisk (*).
Films with sound will be subtitled in English

The Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh College of Art
The Wee Red Bar has Ramped/Sloped Access and Automatic Doors. It is accessed from the main Edinburgh College of Art quad, between the temporary Reception and the Cafe. There are accessible toilets and gender neutral toilets within the building.

All areas of the building are fully accessible by wheelchair including lifts and toilets.  Guide dogs are welcome.

Traverse Theatre
From the Cambridge Street entrance there is level access to the box office. There is lift access to the bar café and theatres, and adapted toilets on the box office and bar café levels. We also have gender neutral toilets and everyone is free to use the toilets that best reflect their gender identity. Guide and hearing dogs are welcome. Please mention when booking if you require lift access to Traverse 1 or Traverse 2, and make yourself known to Front of House staff on arrival. The Front of House Manager will meet and accompany you to the theatre.

Organised by Cruising the Seventies, UK Team – Fiona Anderson, Glyn Davis, Nat Raha, Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay, Moira Thomson