Jua Lux and jaye simpson (also known as As*Trix and Persephone Estradiol in drag) pose surrounded by tree branches. Jua sits on the ground wearing a red fluff jacket and makeup with a white base and red eye shadow. jaye poses standing, looking down at the camera. She wears short pink hair and rainbow cloud vinyl earrings. Her forearm and hand tattoo collection stands out.
Photo: 
Que Frias
Artists: 
As*Trix and jaye simpson

(Re)Written; Queering Our Legacies

Friday, August 16, 2024
6:00 pm
Accessibility Symbol

ASL Interpretation

There’s a new world order. And, the Queers are in charge. Through erasure, vilification, hatred, protest and genocide we use our light and liberated love to create Utopia in the face of dystopian realities. Rewritten highlights 2SLGBTIQIA+ history, existence, art and Queer Legacy with an evening of drag, music and dance.

In partnership with Drill

Featuring

Maiden China, Persephone Estradiol, As*Trix and Edzi’u

MC 

Oh My Mya

6:10 PM | Phiroozeh Petigara
Phiroozeh (she/her) is a queer South Asian writer, storyteller and truth seeker living on stolen Coast Salish lands. Phi writes into the intersections of chronic illness, queerness, creativity and spirituality as experienced by a brown immigrant. Phi believes that creativity and healing are intrinsically connected and she uses storytelling and energy healing as tools to access one’s inner wisdom. As a creativity and authenticity coach, Phi helps folks embody their authenticity in life and in their art by examining their inner narratives, decolonizing their mindset, and embodying their truth so they can create art as liberation, for themselves and the collective. Phi’s writing has been published in several anthologies and zines. She is the editor of “Black Elder Voices: Reflecting Our Journeys”, an anthology of her elder writing students. Read more at @decolonizingaunty and phiroozeh.com.

6:30 PM | ivy hazard – sludge sygils
The cycle of waste: the question of what to do with it continues to loop around us. Having interviewed over a dozen creative reuse centres in search for answers, ivy has hand crafted a new look that explores this research as an embodied being. The things around us are our appendages, what's left behind still carries a life. Are we haunted by this..or are we the ones doing the haunting? Let's find out together.

6:45 PM | Shapeshifter Drag Duet: Cosmo Starchild and Freddie Foxglove
Cosmo Starchild and Freddie Foxglove explore the dimensions of transformation through an intergalactic eco-magic DRAG act to re-wild the body. They will shapeshift through the elements as a ritual performance embodying queer joy, grief and liberation.

7:05 PM | Theoretical

7:20 PM | Greg Jungco

7:35 PM | As*Trix – Say So / Like That
As*Trix is a intergalasstic phenomena whose consciousness was downloaded into a humanoid vessel in the year 1997. He is a gender fluid multidisciplinary artists who has a natural born connection to rhythm and movement. She radiates energy of the sun and stars from her home galaxy. They shine like no other and always leave those around them filled with love and joy.

7:50 PM | Persephone Estradiol

8:05 PM | Maiden China
甄念菻 / Kendell Yan (she/they) is a second generation Chinese, trans-femme, non-binary artist living on the stolen lands of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh) nations. She is a multidisciplinary artist, event producer, and artistic director at Queer Based Media. Her artistic practice includes performance, visual art, sculpture, digital media, makeup, writing, and costuming, and is primarily centred around her drag identity, Maiden China. Through this lens she explores themes of vulnerability, queer ritual, the concept of the “hyphen”, and liminal experience, by incorporating elements of classical Chinese opera, glamour, punk, and intimate contact performance art. They perform regularly as a member of the House of Rice, “Canada’s” premiere all-Asian drag family, as well as one of the Darlings, an experimental non-binary drag theatre collective. Kendell’s work has been featured by the Aesthetica Short Film Festival, Upintheair Theatre, rEvolver festival, The Array Festival, the PuSH International Performing Arts Festival, the Vancouver Queer Arts Festival, The Transform Cabaret Festival, and Outstages.

8:20 PM | Cru Alexander Timi

8:45 PM | TBD

9:00 PM | Edzi’u - Tunnel Vision
Step into the lush and heart wrenching sounds of Edzi’u, a non-binary 2spirit Indigiqueer femme whose strength of identity resonates through their music.

A fierce spirit combined with an elegant grace, their new EP Tunnel Vision is a poignant exploration of the cruelty of heartbreak, the painful truth of mistreatment, and the radiant journey of resurgence. With vulnerability and fortitude, each song lingers within the listener like a cherished memory.

Edzi'u is the gentlest balance of hard and soft, who invites listeners into an auditory sanctuary of refuge and revelation.

9:25 PM | BINKY from Gateo
Embracing a vibrant fusion of Caribbean influences, BINKY's performances resonate with authenticity and unapologetic self-expression, leaving a lasting memory with her hypnotic, sensual soundscapes.

BINKY creates a sultry, bass-heavy atmosphere with influences from Acid, Ballroom, Baile Funk, Dembow and Techno that capture the essence of her culture and growing up in Dominican Republic.  BINKY is also one of the co-founders of GATEO, a collective that amplifies the voices of Queer Latinx Fem artists.

Installations

Invisible Dream Caravan Collective
Invisible Dream Caravan is a nomadic space where you can receive intuitive readings, dream interpretation, oracle advice & attend a writing workshop. As people who have experienced homelessness & come from lineages of displacement, your hosts will construct an abstract caravan as an anchor for our visions. The installation is a symbolic representation of the traditional homes of the Romani people decorated with lights, beads, plants, fabric & cultural protection symbols, an interweaving of our collective's shared ancestral cultural aesthetics.

Manuel Axel Strain

que & umi – Exposition of Life
This piece is a rendering of the loving tending we must do for the earth that is beneath us and within us. By blending natural earth elements, such as Tansi with found items, such as sea glass and playing with the use of shadow and story, this piece seeks to inspire how love fertilizes, regenerates and holds the interstitial space between community, spirit and body. This exposition of life implores us to sit in the soil of our souls as we bloom, break, dream and discover.

Sami Shahin

Wendy the Witch
Wendy the Witch (They/Her) is a settler with Ukrainian, British, and Scottish ancestry, living on the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. Wendy identifies as neurodivergent, queer, and non-binary.  As an Artist, Wendy explores themes of light, contrast and colour through a variety of mediums. These include but are not limited to: fibre art, digital media, comedy writing, and energetics. Wendy uses these mediums to make statements that are intentionally bold yet simultaneously subjective to each individual. They intend to embody a quirky and colourful style in their work to ignite a multi-dimensional experience.

Phiroozeh Petigara

ivy hazard

Shapeshifter Media Collective

Theoretical

Greg Jungco

As*Trix

Persephone Estradiol

Maiden China

Cru Alexander Timi

Edzi’u

BINKY

Invisible Dream Caravan Collective

Que & fanny FK

Manuel Axel Strain

Wendy the Witch

Sami Shahin

Phiroozeh Petigara

ivy hazard

Shapeshifter Media Collective

Theoretical

Greg Jungco

As*Trix

Persephone Estradiol

Maiden China

Cru Alexander Timi

Edzi’u

BINKY

Invisible Dream Caravan Collective

Que & fanny FK

Manuel Axel Strain

Wendy the Witch

Sami Shahin