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STRANGELOVE - A Queer Festival
Q- Kitchen: Otark

Strangelove serveert elke dag overheerlijke spijzen in de Boskeuken, alvorens we u onderdompelen in het festival. Otark, Gitte & Miljan en Rode Biet bevolken de keuken en brengen verrassende culinaire creaties zodat u goed gevoed de avond doorkomt.

reserveren voor deze avond: otarkproductions@gmail.com

→ Project: OPEN KEUKEN

oracle reading - performance
EVERYDAY 19.00 - 00.00

"Creatures of the Oracle is a performance where Manon invites the audience to an oracle reading, based on cards that they created. This oracle is the result of a research around different mythological figures and fantastic creatures. Each card of this oracle is  embodied by a monster, an ambiguous, non-human, or partially human creature. Manon do these readings as a private talk between me and another person, where they use the cards in a divinatory practice, personal development and introspection, where they propose to each participant to project themselves into these figures, to imagine them as emblems of plural queer identities."

*Readings are going to be in English and French.

Manon Montravers is a queer and non-binary artist. They work and live in Dijon, France. > Manon Montravers

Strange Love Tattoo

everyday 19.00 - 00.00

Info and portfolio Poke Fiction

"Strange Love tattoos x Strangelove festival - finally, we meet! We do not only share our names, but also our penchant towards the unruly and our love for the arts. Tattoo artist Poke Fiction from the Antwerp-based tattoo studio Strange Love will put up her booth at our festival. Get a wild-themed flash design drawn by Poke Fiction handpoked in Het Bos."

Prices: 50-150 € depending on the design

Queer Creatures Nature Reserve

everyday 19.00-00.00

"Find your favourite spot in Strangelove’s jungle. “Queer Creatures Nature Reserve” is an oasis of tranquility as well as a dark forest with hidden dangers. In these wild woods you’ll find Manon Montravers “Oracle of the Creatures”, for all your answers written in the stars. In need of some new camouflage? Strangelove Tattoo Antwerp provides wild themed flash tattoos. Or make a little nest and enjoy the video installation “The Dream of the Girl Diver”. All kinds of species are welcome!"

X-POSURE (expo opening)

EVERY DAY 19.00 - 22.00

"In X-posure an international group of artists expose themselves. An introspective journey through the fantasies of queer creatives, who join forces in a titillating exhibition."

with: Valerie Reding, Elske van Lonkhuyzen, Alan Tod, Randomagus & Samuel Bester

7 WAYS TO (expo opening)

EVERY DAY 19.00 - 22.00

"Strangelove is searching the most passionate exhibition experience in fashion and art this year with award-winning fashion designer-artist Tom Van der Borght. By stretching the critical and existential capabilities of these two disciplines, “7 WAYS TO” offers an exhibition of provocative and cutting edge fashion design elements with contemporary artistic statements."


THE WHISPER OF THE JAGUAR (film + artist talk by Simon(e) Jaikiriuma Paetau & Thais Guisasola)

"Sebastian*e, a queer artist, penetrates herself with a cob in a transgenic cornfield, unaware that death is near. Her sister Ana, a punk girl from the city, follows her steps carrying her ashes through the Amazon on a quest that will become a spiritual and sexually liberating experience. Her path is filled with intriguing encounters and challenges while her sister appears to her along the way amid inescapable stories of colonialism, modernization and the current political situation of Brazil and Latin America.

Ana ends up being possessed by the journey: she does not access ayahuasca, ayahuasca accesses her; she does not cross the border, the border crosses her. A lesbian orgy culminates in the connection with ancestral pleasure while medicinal plants of the forest open the door for the underworld to manifest itselfin performative visions of Sebastian*e. This queer-punk road movie flows as freely between performance art, political comment, and fictional filmmaking as the bodies and identities of its characters in a tropical ambiance that sets the stage for game playing, protests, and metamorphoses."

Open Curtain Queer Cabaret

open stage
Support you local queers!

Het Open Curtain Queer Cabaret is een open stage voor performers, muzikanten, literatoren en alle andere mensen die hun stem willen laten horen.
Iedereen die queer gerelateerd werk maakt is welkom!
Meld je hier aan voor je eigen 5 minuten faam

Everybody needs five minutes of fame! The Open Curtain Queer Cabaret is your open stage where you can lip sync, juggle with geisha balls or play metal songs on your ukulele... whatever floats your boat. You get one mic, five minutes and a beautiful audience. Get on stage and be fabulous, applause guaranteed!
Apply here for your own 5 minutes of fame