Pressure on Boys
Readings 10.01.–01.02.2019 19:00
With Markues and guests: Magnus Rosengarten, Heike-Karin Foell and Markues, Pia Chakraverti-Wuerthwein, Alex Alvina Chamberland, Ulf Aminde and many more
Languages English & German
Fee Free– donations welcome
10.01.2019 17:00-19:00 Magnus Rosengarten reads James Baldwin ‘Go Tell It On the Mountain’ (English)
12.01.2019 15:00-18:00 Heike-Karin Foell and Markues read Denton Welch ‘In Youth Is Pleasure’ (German)
13.01.2019 15:00-18:00 Pia Chakraverti-Wuerthwein reads Salman Rushdie ‘Haroun and the Sea of Stories’ (English)
19.01.2019 15:00-18:00 Alex Alvina Chamberland reads Ursula K. Le Guin ‘A Wizard of Earthsea’ (English)
20.01.2019 15:00-18:00 Ulf Aminde reads Ernst Haffner ‘Jugend auf der Landstraße Berlin’ (German)
More dates and updates will follow.
Pressure on Boys is an installation by Markues in the exhibition ECOLOGIES OF DARKNESS examining the pressure society exerts on boys. To highlight the collectivity and polyphony of boyhood, the installation can only be viewed and perceived in the presence of a public reading that warms up the space. As the readings unfold, so do associations that broaden the idea of what boyhood could be. The installation creates an immersive atmosphere of looseness and slackness where pressure is temporarily lifted. For Markues, boyhood is not a biological concept but a collective and diverse experience encompassing the different boyhoods of heterosexual and homosexual cis-men, the childhoods of transgender women, the late puberty of transgender men, and also the fetishized boyhood of the twink.
Funding Ecologies Of Darkness is funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds.