Here’s a more in-depth summary of the Resurgence program.
‘Sharing Subversions/ Unleashing the Beast’ Gallery and festival launch 6 – 10pm at 22 Enmore Rd, Enmore, Sydney. This exhibition will be highly interactive and will include many ‘live’ artworks. This is an exhibition for exhibitionists. This night will also include The Jaffle Inn community cafe and DJ’s.
A day of political and practical workshops from 11am till 6pm. Featuring a panel discussion on the history and future of the Mardi Gras from 1 till 2.30pm at Twenty10, located at 45 Bedford St Newtown. This panel includes Peter Murphy and Ken Davis of the Pride History Group, Jeremy Fisher of the Australian Society of Authors, and Penny Gulliver. These people are original Mardi Gras 78ers and many of them have been actively involved in documenting and publishing Sydney queer history.
Jeremy Fisher was also involved the first ever ‘Pink Ban’ by the Builders Labourers Federation, where workers walked off work against homophobia in 1973. He will be talking about this in a workshop from 11am till 12pm also at Twenty10.
Red Rattler Opening from 8pm to 2pm, located at 6 Faversham St Marrickville
Political and practical workshops from 11am till 6pm. Many great workshops on this day, including ones around Queer homelessness and the recession, racial stereotyping in queer performance, and a dance workshop by Sensitive New Age Gang.
‘So You Think Queers Can Dance?’ Battle party from 8 till 2pm at The Red Rattler. Featuring showcase performances, all-in dance battles, gang battles, Judges, DJ’s, and a refreshment ‘feeding booth’. For a full write up of performances please visit our blog spot. To battle please call KK on 0405 238 897 or turn up and register on the night.
‘Queer Punks OUT Side’: Bands, Gay-Kart Jnr and Zine Fair from 1 till 5pm at Sydney Steel Rd, Marrickville. Bands include Sweet Nothings, Voting with Bricks, Baby Machine, and Ultra Violet MC’s. Gay-Kart is a mix of childhood cut-throat ambition and a scene from Godzilla. The wnner is the biggest and best beast of the world. Bring your skates/ board to compete. Zine tables are free but please contact Damien on 0405 168 462 to let us know if you need one.
‘Weird Science Affair’ SLIT Launch 4 till 8pm at The Red Rattler. Come help Slit launch the newest member of the Slit Mag family! Get your nerd/geek on and get down to see sexy scientists Anna Westbrook, Molly & the Pony, Mojo Juju, and Roborotic! Science nerds on hand to predict your sexual future and with Slit it’s lookin HOTTT!
For any more info on the festival please contact Karoline on 0432 661 739 or Bekka on 0408 297 660.