Carlos Motta, 2012

Charming for the Revolution is an experimental congress of artists, activists and thinkers who seek to unpick underpinning, pressing questions of contemporary sexual and gender politics; exploring strategies that divert and destabilise normative gender and its representations. The series of events gathers major international figures who explore radical expressions of sexuality and gender. Their work invokes what Kathy Acker called the ‘languages of wonder, not of judgment’ to imagine new paths to liberation and social justice. This constellation of events at Tate Modern will highlight a range of positions, representations and manifestos to assess and debate an exciting, emerging field of shifting identities, active communities and political dreams.

The series of events features films, performance and a major international symposium and brings together the UK premiere of Wu Tsang’s award-winning film Wildness (2012), followed by Breakdown (2013) a new performance by Tsang in collaboration with Kelela and Ashland Mines; a symposium convened by Carlos Motta with Xabier Arakistain, Esben Esther Pirelli Benestad, Giuseppe Campuzano, J. Jack Halberstam, Beatriz Preciado, Dean Spade, Terre Thaemlitz, Wu Tsang, Del LaGrace Volcano and Campbell X; a performance by Carlos Motta and Matthias Sperling; and a screening of works by Pauline Boudry/Renate Lorenz.

A discounted combined ticket is available for Gender Talents: A Special Address, Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz screening, and Wu Tsang screening. £20 adult / £15 concessions. Please call 020 7887 8888 to book this offer.

Event recordings

Watch the video recordings from the conference:

Presented in collaboration with Electra

Tate Film is supported by Maja Hoffmann / LUMA Foundation

Events in this series

Film

Friday 1 February 2013, 19.00
Saturday 2 February 2013, 20.00

Conference

Saturday 2 February 2013, 10.3016.30

Performance and music

Saturday 2 February 2013, 16.30
Saturday 2 February 2013, 21.3022.30