20-22 September 2018, University of Warsaw: symposium CALL FOR PAPERS
“Rozowy jezyk” (Pink Tongue) the first part of the Polish milestone event, was a one-day workshop devoted to the terminologies and linguistic practices related to queerness.
On 25 May 2018 the Polish CRUSEV team hosted its final public seminar before the university’s summer break. The invited speaker was Professor Remigiusz Ryzinski, author of Foucault w Warszawie (Foucault in Warsaw), recently nominated for the prestigious Polish “Nike” literary award in the category of reportage. Ryzinski talked about his archival research and the oral … Continue reading “Foucault in Warsaw”
Saturday 9 June 2018,
University of Warsaw:
The Polish CRUSEV team have organised a workshop – ‘Pink Tongue’, in English – which will explore different historical approaches to the history of sexuality.
Report from the CRUSEV Poland seminar at the University of Warsaw, with Dr. Maria Debinska discussing her anthropological research on transgenderism in the People’s Republic of Poland in the 1970s and 80s.
Friday 28 – Saturday 29 April 2018
Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, Valencia, Spain
Complete, bilingual programme for CRUSEV Spain’s international conference, rethinking the culture and politics of sexual dissidence in 1970s Spain.
Wednesday 11 April 2018
Involving archivists, conservators, theorists and practitioners, this one-day workshop focused on the subject of material as a means to approach histories of subcultural style. Includes a keynote talk on the semiotics of desire with fashion anthropologist Ted Polhemus.
A report from CRUSEV Poland’s seminar with Dorota Hall, discussing her ethnographic research with LGBT Christians and discourses around homosexuality, bisexuality and transgenderism in the Roman Catholic Church
Thursday 1 March 2018
Exeter Phoenix, Exeter, Devon
Agnieszka Koscianska and Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay will be staging their bilingual performance installation of LGBT letters to Polish Sexologists in Exeter
Monday 19 February 2018
Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square, Edinburgh
Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay’s Five Ages performs a floral archaeology that explores the relationships between human history and plant life, specifically within the context of a queer aesthetics.
The fourth public seminar organized by the Polish CRUSEV team, with Prof Joanna Nizynska discussing the writing of Miron Bialoszewski, was held at the University of Warsaw on Thursday 11 January 2018.
Much queer cultural production in 1970s Spain, whether in comics, literature, music, or film, developed under the rubric of the “underground.” In this essay commission by LUX for Cruising Ground, Juan Suárez discusses how this label is as problematic as it is in many ways expressive and appropriate through the work of Arrietta.
Sunday 21 January 2018
London Short Film Festival, ICA
Originally filmed in 1962 by the Ohio police, William E Jones’s Tearoom is surveillance footage, a blunt tool of oppression that documented men cruising in a public restroom. Includes a panel discussion with Crusev’s Fiona Anderson.
Report from CRUSEV Poland’s seminar on the role of women’s stories and interviews in the process of creating feminist narratives of the past in Poland, with Dr Dobrochna Kalwa, held at the University of Warsaw.
Friday 28 – Saturday 29 April 2018
Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, Valencià
Solicitud de Comunicaciones/Call for Papers
The Spanish 1970s have been subject to considerable revisionary research in the last few years, in part because of the numerous characteristics that decade shares with our own. The purpose of this conference is not to return upon well-trodden ground, but to cast some light upon those aspects of the period that have been neglected by existing accounts, and to rethink the culture and politics of sexual dissidence in 1970s Spain in relation to three frames of reference: (s)exiles, parties and other forms of resistance, and queer counter-memories / militant anarchives.
Heiner Schulze wrote a report on the CRUSEV conference ‘A Golden Age for Queer Sexual Politics?’, held in Berlin in July 2017. The report is reproduced here in full.
Video Documentation of CRUSEV Spain’s seminar on LGBTQ radical sexual politics and cultures from the 1970s, held in Madrid, June 2017
A brief report from CRUSEV Poland’s seminar featuring Joanna Mizielinska, Justyna Struzik and Agnieszka Krol from the “Families of Choice in Poland” research project
Report from CRUSEV Poland’s first public seminar, including remarks from Dr Blazej Warkocki
Photographs from the performance installation, held in Edinburgh, August 2017
In this essay commissioned with LUX, Crusev’s Glyn Davis addresses Derek Jarman’s use of the warehouse as a film-making space.
What does it mean to see the action of cruising as a method for something that is not sexual? CRUSEV’s Fiona Anderson explores in her essay produced in collaboration with LUX
Mark Siegal discusses artist’s memorialisations of Rainer Werner Fassbinder and Klappensex in the second essay commissioned in partnership with Lux
In the first of a series of essays commissioned in partnership with LUX, Aleksandra Gajowy discusses relations between the norms and homosexual desire in Misunderstanding, an unprecedented work from communist Poland
Tuesday 8 August 2017
Basic Mountain, Edinburgh
A performance installation by Agnieszka Koscianska and Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay. In socialist Poland, sexologists who ran columns in youth magazines received thousands of letters…
Sunday 13 August 2017
This day workshop explores cruising as a method for tracing the queer past and surviving in the present and future, drawing on Fiona Anderson and Laura Guy’s research into pre-HIV/AIDS queer social and sexual cultures, regeneration, and community building in the 1970s.
The new book by Crusev’s Agnieszka Koscianska guides readers through developments in the field of sex education in Poland throughout the 20th century.
26-27 June 2017
CentroCentro y Conde Duque, Madrid
Millions of perverses aims to make collective formulas of struggle again accessible, explores genealogies of certain transgressive approaches to sexuality and gender, and activates in our present the political uses of the memories of sexual radicality that time and his official narrations have blurred.
An exhibition, curated by Juan Guardiola and Juan Suárez, of the LGBTQ audiovisual culture in Spain since the first demonstration in defence of the rights of gays and lesbians in September 1977 in Barcelona.
Here are short abstracts for the two keynotes at our workshop, by Maria Pramaggiore and Lazlo Pearlman.
Thursday 20 – Saturday 22 July 2017
Humboldt University, Berlin
This conference aims to explore the queer appeal of the 1970s by both highlighting their legendary aspects and questioning the historical construction of the decade.
CRUSEV’s Janin Afken and Benedikt Wolf’s seminar ask how queer life writing is connected to significant literary tendencies in the Germans 1960s and 1970s like documentary literature and New Subjectivity.
Shortly after World AIDS Day 2017, CRUSEV’s Fiona Anderson and EUROPACH hosted a screening and discussion with Hubbard about his life and work.
Mark Clintberg and Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay presented a book-wrapping action as part of the Between the Sheets: Radical Print Before the Queer Bookstore
Friday 26 May 2017, Edinburgh College of Art
A one-day interdisciplinary workshop on methodological approaches to the study of sex, between scholars from disciplines including sexology, medicine, law, cultural history, art and design.
CRUSEV’s Glyn Davis attended this year’s Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference in Chicago. Here’s his report.
CRUSEV’s postdoctoral researcher Benedikt Wolf (Berlin) has been spending time working with Felix Rexhausen’s archive. He wrote the following report about his research.
A timeline of tweets from Between the Sheets: Radical Print Cultures before the Queer Bookshop
Information on the accessibility of our symposium, taking place in Glasgow, 23-24 February 2017
Here’s the full programme for our forthcoming symposium in Glasgow, Scotland. Tickets have now sold out but those without a space can join a waiting list by calling CCA Glasgow.
Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow, Scotland
23-24 February 2017
Between the Sheets is framed around three conversations with a range of speakers who will share their experiences with print cultures in the 1970s,
Friday 21 – Saturday 22 July 2017
Humboldt University, Berlin
Call for Papers
Cruising the 70s is funded by HERA.