As part of the Jahr der Frau_en at the Schwules* Museum, COVEN BERLIN was proud to present EXTRA+TERRESTRIAL, an installed exhibition accompanied by several events, from 23rd November 2018 to 14 February 2019.
EXTRA+TERRESTRIAL reclaims visual and textual figures of Otherness, specifically the witch, the alien, the monster and the cyborg. The experience of being the Other, of being outside of or different from heterosexual norms of gender and sexuality, is an experience that unites otherwise disparate experiences within LGBTQI* communities. Reclaiming and reconfiguring the tired tropes by which society identifies us gives space for both self-identification and resistance, and offers rich ground for reclaimed self-understanding. With artwork dealing with queer genealogies, non-institutional knowledge, rituals, oppression, perception, love, and sexuality through identification with bodies and characters that are out of this world and yet inextricably linked to terrestrial power dynamics, we explore the boundaries of reclaiming the Other as a tool of resistance.
Alienation, .BYTE Zine (curated by Halima Salah + Eman Al Eghfeli)
Analogue Act, Lo-Fi Cherry (with Philipp Danes, Claire Nusch, Carola Grossmann, Massimo Chiauzzi, Julia Nyström)
Hunted, Lotic + Matt Lambert
Self-Worship, Power Stick, and Untitled, Moran Sanderovich
Weird Sisters, Sadie Lune
Dualidad, Xochiquetzal, Quetzálcoatl, Rurru Mipanochia
Planned Irrelevance, Kiona Hagen Niehaus
All Directions at Once, Luiza Prado
Coconuts, Moran Sanderovich
Vernissage, with live performance/DJ set by Shelley Etkin, 22.11.2018
Documentation by Chris Paxton, Schwules* Museum
Witch’s Brew Short Film Night, curated by Final Girls Berlin, 24.11.2018
Photographs by Chris Paxton, Schwules* Museum
Mid-Winter Gathering, presented by Spirits + COVEN BERLIN, 11.01.2019
Photographs by Felix Roadkill, Schwules* Museum
My Schleimey Valentine: COVEN BERLIN’s Six Year Anniversary, 14.02.2019
Performance: de_colon_isation part III: the bum bum cream, Pêdra Costa
Photographs by Angel Ka
Berlin-based artist Suzanne Forbes also documented the Mid-Winter Gathering and My Schleimey Valentine in illustrated form.