8 March 2020, 13.00-19.30

Mama Cash Feminist Festival at BAK: Collective (Ex)change

Organized in the framework of International Women's Day

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BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht is proud to present a collaboration with Mama Cash for International Women’s Day, 8 March 2020. The Mama Cash Feminist Festival celebrates all that feminist movements around the world have fought for and achieved. It also looks forward, as visitors collectively imagine what a more feminist future would look like.

Please join BAK on Sunday 8 March 2020 for the full day program Collective (Ex)change, a gathering of and for local and international activists and artists who are working to make spaces safer for women-identified and LGBTQIA+ people. By bringing together creative advocacy groups from different parts of the world in conversation with local collectives, the program explores complements, contrasts, and intersections of current feminist and LGBTQIA+ activist practice, and possibilities for collaboration across borders and contexts. Including lectures, music, panel discussions, artistic interventions, and more!

Confirmed contributors include Amal Alhaag and Rosalba Icaza Garza, the collectives Proyecto Intersexual, Trans Mreža Balkan, SEHAQ, Queer Refugees Group, Tender Center and Colored Qollective,  and a rock band formed at the annual Girls Rock Camp, by Femix Serbia.

Program (subject to changes):
13.00 hrs:
doors open
14:00–14:05 hrs Word of welcome by BAK and Mama Cash
14:05–14:45 hrs Speeches –
Speech: Rosalba Icaza Garza – Feminismos Otrxos: On the power of grounding our (plural)self 
Speech: Amal Alhaag
14:45–15:45 hrs Panel discussion with international queer, trans, and intersex collectives who employ creative forms of documentation, representation, and exchange as a central aspect of their activism
With a.o.: Proyecto Intersexual en Trans Mreža Balkan
15:45–16:00 hrs Performance War On Bodies by SEHAQ, Queer Refugees Group (Mala Badi) 

16:00–16:30 hrs Break, drinks, and time to view exhibition

16:30–16:35 hrs Interview with, and music performance by, girls of the Femix Girls Rock Camp
16:35–17:30 hrs Panel discussion with queer and trans collectives in the Netherlands, who work across art, advocacy, and creating safe spaces, with a focus on intersectional thinking
With: Tender Center, Colored Qollective en and SEHAQ, Queer Refugees Group
17:30–18:00 hrs Panel immersion: Panel 1 and 2 join for international and local conversation and exchange
With a.o..: Proyecto Intersexual, Trans Mreža Balkan, Tender Center, Colored Qollective and SEHAQ, Queer Refugees Group
18:00–18:10 hrs Song by Femix Girls Rock Camp
18:10–19:30 uur DJ set by SEHAQ, Queer Refugees Group (MamaKil), closing drinks

Ongoing, from 13.00 hrs Exhibition take-over by international Mama Cash grantee-collectives. Short videos programmed from the previous days’ workshops with the visiting collectives at BAK, in which the groups called up influential or relevant video works from the public domain, or videos made by their own collectives. Nine screens will loop different videos from the brainstorm. 

Doors open at 13.00 hrs and the program starts at 14.00 hrs.

The Mama Cash Feminist Festival, now in its fifth edition, takes place on 7 and 8 March  in Amsterdam, Utrecht, and Rotterdam. Visit the website of Mama Cash for more information on the full program. 

Regular tickets: €5
Solidarity tickets: BAK provides solidarity tickets for those who would otherwise not be able to attend. These tickets provide free entry.
Book your ticket here.

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