August 2017


Watching You / Watch Me

Sunday 06.08.2017 6:30 PM | Club

Admission: free entry

Organizer: Werkstatt der Kulturen/ DIVERSITY.ARTS.CULTURE – Berliner Projektbüro für Diversitätsentwicklung



A performance by Alok VaidnMenon


All magic comes with a price. Especially something that is as powerful and at times deeply desired as visibility. In their evening of poetry, comedy and experimental performance New York based and internationally acclaimed writer and artist Alok Vaid-Menon explores the sinister sides of trans visibility in a world where videos of anti-trans violence filmed as entertainment become viral hits and companies sponsor branded content on them.

Alok will situate their performance at the place where virtual life and real life converge. In WATCHING YOU / WATCH ME they confront topics such as heartbreak, digital alienation and the meaning of intimacy in a cyber world from a poc trans perspective. How do facebook likes and followers change the way you feel about yourself? Which impact do social media have on your mental health and your relationships? And if we take the internet and the violence it inflicts as real where does this leave us? Why do we call cis people looking at trans people progress?

Szenenwechsel goes Werkstatt der Kulturen

For the third round of Szenenwechsel, a series of talks and performances that focuses on marginalized artistic perspectives, Diversity.Arts.Culture – Berliner Projektbüro für Diversitätsentwicklung cooperates with Werkstatt der Kulturen. Together they invite you to an eye-and-ear-opening evening of spoken word performance.
London based artist Travis Alabanza who combines in their confrontational work theatre, poetry and soundscape will do the warm-up. Ashkan Sepahvand (to be confirmed), fellow* at Schwules Museum* Berlin, will introduce both performances and contextualize them with a short keynote speech on the queer poc art scene in Berlin.

Travis Alabanza  



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The event will be in English, unfortunately there won't be any translation. The location is wheelchair accessible. Admission is free, seats are limited.

In cooperation with Diversity.Arts.Culture – Berliner Projektbüro für Diversitätsentwicklung


The facilities of the WERKSTATT DER KULTUREN are accessible to wheelchair users. Please call us in advance on +49 (0)30 60 97 70-0 to ensure proper access support.