Oranienstraße 25
10999 Berlin

Ausstellungsraum:
Täglich 12–19 Uhr
Mi–Fr bis 20 Uhr

THIS IS A FREE ZONE

Queerhana im Kontext autonomer Bewegungen in
Israel/Palästina von 2001-2009

27. Mai – 2. Juli 2017
Ausstellung, Veranstaltungen, Buch, Dokumentarfilm

Foto: nate
Foto: nate


Mit Activestills, León Allez, Yossi Bartal, Shiri Blumenthal, Tony Buzzerio, Shay Ben Efraim, Mylen Eliot Garreau, Orr Guilat, Seemab Gull, Raafat Hattab, Rapha Hu, Liad Hussein Kantorowicz, Zvonimir Kontrec, Rachel Laurie, Claudia Levin, Lila Lilith, Yossef(a) Mekyton, Nate + Maizta, Jana Nowack, Nathi Oh, Samira Saraya, Malvina R. Schorlé, Tamara Schreiber, Adi Shpigel, Yosi Speedy, Michael (Mysh) Rozanov, The Phantomat, Bosque Utopico, Aviv Victor, Gala Weizman, Boaz Y, Oren Ziv u.a.

Unter einer Autobahnbrücke in Tel Aviv, nur wenige hundert Meter von der zeitgleich stattfindenden großen Gay Parade entfernt, schlugen einige Queers im Jahr 2002 ihr Camp auf – ausgestattet mit einem Soundsystem, DIY-Kunst, Glitzer und einem Transparent mit der Aufschrift „Mi she mekabel jehol lehitkabel“ (hebr.: Wer empfängt, wird empfangen). Die Party unter der Brücke wuchs schnell und markiert die Geburtsstunde einer queeren Bewegung, die bis 2009 an verschiedenen Orten in Jaffa/Tel Aviv Parties organisierte: Queerhana.

Der Name fand seinen Ursprung in einem Wortspiel aus „Karachana“, (hebr. „wilde Party“, arab.: „Bordell“) und „queer“.
Inspiriert von Hakim Beys Konzept der „Temporären Autonomen Zone“ (1991), schuf Queerhana in einer von Krieg und Rassismus geprägten Gesellschaft Freiräume, die Rückzugsraum und Ort politischer Aktivität gleichzeitig waren. Dort konnte Abweichung von gesellschaftlichen Normen, geschlechtliche Uneindeutigkeit und Opposition gegenüber der israelischen Besatzungspolitik selbstbewusst und kreativ ausgedrückt werden. Die Bewegung bot jüdischen wie palästinensischen Queers ein politisches und soziales Zuhause, das diese in der israelischen Mainstream-Gay-Szene nicht finden konnten.

Die Ausstellung THIS IS A FREE ZONE dokumentiert die Entstehung und Entwicklung von Queerhana im Kontext anderer autonomer Bewegungen in Israel/Palästina von 2001 bis 2009. Das Projekt wirft 15 Jahre später einen Blick zurück und stellt Fragen nach dem Zusammenhang von Party und Politik: (Wie) kann man während des Krieges tanzen? Was ist nötig, um einen gemeinsamen Raum für palästinensische und jüdisch-israelische Queers zu schaffen? Kann man einen „Safe Space“ kreieren, ohne dieselben, ausgrenzenden Machtverhältnisse und Dichotomien zu wiederholen, die der Raum eigentlich auflösen will?
Auf der Grundlage dieser Fragen macht sich das Projekt auf die Suche nach Inspiration für die Gegenwart.

Ausstellungsbegleitend erscheint das Buch "QUEERHANA. UTOPIA NOW!" (ISBN: 978-3-938515-66-2) mit Dokumentationsmaterialien und Essays sowie der Dokumentarfilm "Nation Monsters and Superqueers" mit Queeraktivist_innen aus Israel/Palästina.


Freitag 26 Mai 2017, 19 Uhr,
Eröffnung

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DRAG - HARDCORE PUNK - ARAB-ISRAELI POP - ACID TRANCE - GLITTER ART - IRANI WAVE - BABYLON KAPUTT!!!
mit Spiritwo + Dury de Bagh, disdisaster, Eatme, Rachel Laurie, AnA Tachment, DJ AmIrani, Oz Malul, Yaeli Magic, Bosque Utopico, DJ Moshe Babay – XS-Pure Trance Records, zigzag plutonium, Ron Daniel, DJ A-Sisi, Bubblegum, misere, Tony Buzzerio und anderen
Aus der Gegenwart in die Vergangenheit und zurück in die Zukunft: Fantastisch tantrastischer Mix aus Drag, Exzess, Liebeständelei und Punkrock zur Feier sexpositiven anarchischen Queergenderismus


Montag 29 Mai 2017, 18 Uhr (In englischer Sprache),
"Tikkun leil shavout", Gespräch und Filmscreening
Im Ausstellungsraum

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Gespräch mit Liora Lopian und Avishai Tzuberi
und Filmscreening “9 Stars Hotel”, Israel 2008, von Ido Ha'ar

On Tuesday Night Observant Jews will be celebrating the feast of Shavuot, when According to tradition, the Holy Torah was handed out from god almighty to the Jewish people. On Shavuot’s eve, There’s a long lasting tradition of staying up all night and studying holy Jewish texts. This tradition is called Tikkun.
Jewish beliefs, both esoteric and mainstream ,compare God to a lover who wishes to unite with his feminine people, which is why the act of sex between a wife with her husband is considered to be holy, as the earthly embodiment of that unity. Due to that pre-Christian belief the tradition of studying Torah on the eve of Shavuot is called Tikkun, which means decoration, after the way a bride dresses up for her matrimony celebration. Tikkun also means correction, which is the Jewish way of revolution. In line with the feminine way of creating change in the world: not with a single destructive massive act, but by gradually making small alterations within ourselves. which will echo into the world.
On Monday eve, one day before this lovely tradition is taking place all over the Jewish world, we’ll be screening the award winning Israeli documentary film “9 Stars Hotel” by Ido Ha’ar , which encapsulates the everyday life of Palestinian undocumented workers building the artificial city of Modi’in , which is situated right in the middle between the secular city of Tel Aviv and the holy capital, Jerusalem.
After the movie Avishai Tzuberi, a scholar and Law student at the Open university of Berlin, will talk about some issues at the very heart of Israeli culture which lies between East and West , and about Jewish philosophy which aims at its core to integrate flesh and soul, body and spirit.
Traditional refreshments will be served to indulge the body and soul.
Happy Shavuot!


Mittwoch 07 Juni 2017, 20 Uhr, (In englischer Sprache),
Vorträge, Diskussion "Temporary Autonomous Zones and Their Challenges in Today’s Middle East" und Filmscreening
Veranstaltungsraum 1. OG

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Veranstaltung mit:
Miriam Schickler - who will talk about: recreating Yafa's pre-Nakba past through audiophonic means in 'Echoing Yafa'
Nizar Ashkar: The campaign for the re-occupation and return to the demolished Palestinian village of Iqrit amongst internally displaced palestinians.
Rajaa Shamam: short film and presentation about networking amongst LGBT people in and out of the closet and across national borders in the Arab world.
Moderiert von: Yossi Bartal

In the early 2000’s Hakim Bey described Temporary Autonomous Zones as a temporary crack which opens up a space enabling creative, liberating, sometimes mythical interactions and the crossings of borders, boundaries and restrictions in spaces otherwise curtailed and restricted by today’s geo-political realities. This event will look at four different cultural and political Middle-East-based initiatives that enable such Temporary Autonomous Zones to exist in the present.

Und Kurzfilm: "Mondial 2010" (Lebanon, 2014),
a written statement by the director will be presented


Mittwoch 14 Juni 2017, 20 Uhr, (In englischer Sprache),
Photography as Protest in Palestine/Israel: Presenting Activestills
Veranstaltungsraum 1. OG

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Teilnehmer_innen:
Ariel Caine, Faiz Abu Rmeleh
Activestills Fotograf_innen:
Keren Manor, Anne Paq, Oren Ziv and Faiz Abu Rmeleh
Moderiert von Sapir Huberman

Unterstützt von der Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung

The event will present Activestills' new book, Photography as Protest in Palestine/Israel. The discussion will consider the collective's work and tactics over the last 12 years, through the eyes of several of its members, with reference to the changing nature of documentary photography as a tool for protest in Palestine/Israel today. Possible future directions for the collective's work will also be a focus of the discussion. Ariel Caine will join members of the collective (Keren Manor, Anne Paq, Oren Ziv and Faiz Abu Rmeleh) for a panel discussion and Q&A.
Faiz Abu Rmeleh is a Palestinian photographer and resident of East Jerusalem. He holds a BFA from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem and has been a part of Activestills since 2014. He will speak about his experience of being engaged in documentary photography where he lives (the Old City of Jerusalem) in a way not geared towards "news" and about the daily effects of life under occupation. He will also address the physical and political obstacles of being a Palestinian photographer working alongside Israeli and international colleagues.
Ariel Caine is a Jerusalem born artist and researcher currently living in London where he is a MPhil/PhD candidate at the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths University and PhD research Fellow at Forensic Architecture. His talk is Computational, Spatial and Civic-led Photography: Pushing the Threshold of Participation in Producing Testimonies of Systemic Rights Abuse - The case of “Unrecognized” Bedouin Villages in the Negev (Naqab) Desert, Israel-Palestine.


Mittwoch 28 Juni 2017, 20 Uhr,
Filmscreening und Q&A "Nation Monsters and Super Queers"
aquarium, Skalitzer Straße 6, 10999 Berlin

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Dokumentarfilm, 34 Min., Israel-Palestina, Deutschland

Filmscreening und offene Gesprächsrunde (Q&A) mit Macher_innen und Interviewten

About a decade ago in Israel-Palestine, the Queerhana was formed - a queer collective who opposed oppression and war, and created its own alternative rave reality. These unlicensed parties were carnivals of chaos, created by outrageous, gender and nation defying performers. The parties were non profit, and their slogan 'If you accept, you are accepted' was calling everyone to participate.
More than ten years later the creators and participants of these events speak about how they perceive their past movement and how it influenced their lives. Could this queer movement be possible today?
The result of these interviews is a collage of these voices - nostalgic ones, powerful ones, creative ones.
all of them unites: they will always carry Queerhana in their hearts and draw from it - and spread what they learned there into the world, to Berlin, Tel Aviv, Haifa, London, and where ever else it took them throughout the years.

Mit Samira Saraya Liora Lopian Kutner Utópico Nathi Oh Yaeli Yesitsmagic Liad Hussein Kantorowicz Sarit Michaeli Simi Lee Jones Boni Gala Jackie Punk Yossi Bartal Natalie Igor Dobkin Michael Rozanov Orr Glt Mor Angotan Romm Lewkowicz


Donnerstag 29 Juni 2017, Einlass 19.30 Uhr, Beginn 20 Uhr (In englischer Sprache),
Vorträge und Diskussion “Queer/in/(g) the Middle East: 2000-2010”
Veranstaltungsraum 1. OG

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Einlass ab 19.30 Uhr, die Veranstaltung beginnt um 20 Uhr.

Veranstaltung mit:
Leil-Zahra Mortada: The Rise of Helem and Intersectionality of Struggles in the LGBT Movement in Lebanon
Samira Sayara: The Queer Movement in Israel-Palestine from a Palestinian Perspective and the Emergence of the Palestinian LGBT Movement
Tamara Schreiber: The Golden Years of Queer politics in Israel-Palestine in the Context of the Israeli Occupation and Segregation
Moderiert von: Zoya

The years 2000-2010 were groundbreaking in terms of emerging radical queer politics in the Middle East, but how did the globalized term “Queer“ apply itself in the local geopolitics? A conversation with Palestinian, Israeli and Lebanese queer activists about the implications and applications of “Queer“ in their respective regions, in the past and present.




Projektgruppe: Orr Guilat, Liad Hussein Kantorowicz, Zvonimir Kontrec, Mascha Nehls, Malvina R. Schorlé, Yosi Speedy, Bosque Utopico

 

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