Queer Lab + Mery Thi Coopman and Renata Lamenza Epifanio + Ariah Lester + DJ set Blanco Teta - Antwerp Pride : Antwerp Pride


Friday, 12 August, 2022

Start hour: 20h00


De Studio Maarschalk Gérardstraat 4 Borgerhout, Antwerpen



Event info

Organiser: Antwerp Queer Arts Festival

Event URL: Visit event website

  • Human Interest
  • Nightlife

Queer Lab + Mery Thi Coopman and Renata Lamenza Epifanio + Ariah Lester + DJ set Blanco Teta


Did not have the chance to see our queer lab gang? Want to see them again? Tonight’s the night!
For the second and final time 7 young queer artist present the outcome of 10 days experimenting and working at De Studio.

Mery Thi and Renata’s artistic practices meet for the first time in 2016 with the common urge to explore the perspectives on the female body through performance. In 2018, they collaborated in the framework of Renata’s research project: ”Talk to me: feminine conversations between body, costume and movement”. Her research brought the perspective of gender inside the act of creating costume and movement where the body was experienced as a platform of experimentation.
Mery Thi and Renata collaborated in the 7th edition of the project ”Talk to me, conversation #6.9: can touch this”, which talks about eroticism from a female perspective guided and inspired by the book “King Kong Theory” by Virginie Despentes. “can touch this” : an immersive installation and performance that accommodated a limited number of audience members per session, in a red atmosphere where light and scenography were guiding the trajectory.

Soul, hip-hop and sexy falsettos with an operatic touch. ARIAH LESTER is an electronic music project based in Berlin and Amsterdam. The charismatic performer ARIAH LESTER quickly established himself internationally. With his clear countertenor, he guides his audience into a world where one reality almost imperceptibly transitions into another. In 2017 he won the Sabam Jongtheaterschrijfprijs at Theater Aan Zee and in 2019 he received a nomination for the BNG Bank Theaterprijs. ARIAH brings you a collection of songs that will take you from the burning fire of hell into the gates of cosmic love.

Cosmic love all the way! Members of transfeminst punk band Blanco Teta, Violeta and Carlos, return to the stage with a DJ set. Violeta serves experimental electronic while Carlos delivers underground reggaeton, latinx club and Indu/pakistani Tribal. Party on, darlings!