OUR STEPS DON'T COME FROM NOW
Bicha Boo Collective, Maira, Sanni Est, mirabella paidamwoyo dziruni, Lux Venérea, Linn da Quebrada, Negede, Luana Hansen, Gia Hansen, Sandra Bello, edamwen darling-lafayette
from local Cutiebpoc activists who will be updated with the proximity of the event
The project "Our Steps Don’t Come From Now" will be presented on the 20thof September with many decolonial spells and collective affective poisoning, invoking of forces of resistance and steps which come from very far and not from now. Don't mess with us, because we don't walk alone!
We claim a non-Eurocentric wisdom of the aesthetic and meaning of the terms "bitches" and "witches". For racialized queer people, there exists a desire and a need to create fictional visionary images portraying our "witches" and "bitches". We may contaminate the white queer feminist witch space but to be clear whiteness is not our focus, we are here to invoke the entities of our cosmologies to see ourselves finally reflected.
We are offering a magical gift to Vienna through our epistemic rebellion and spiritual graffiti, revolutionary hip hop, poetry, incantations and dance during the street art gatherings to celebrate our existence and our artistic craft and mastery. We plan to occupy and decolonize the hyper-regulated Austrian public spaces by creating graffiti murals as an homage and by inaugurating altars in honor of the fictional figures referencing Afro Diasporic cultures.
This work will be made in communication with BPOC folks living in Vienna. The intention is to get out of the hegemonic museum and gallery space and enter a space of disobedience that are outside in the streets, through the creation of the altars of our entities of resistance.
The event will take place on Spörlingasse, the street beside Türkis Rosa Lila Villa because it marks the important changes that have happened in recent years, and are still happening. One of these changes is that the house includes more CutieBIPoCs living and organizing this collective house.
The painting and opening of the murals in Villa will be done by the artists, Nene Surreal and Ani Ganzala. This marks an encounter between two Brazilian graffiti artists of different generations, who bring resistant queer Black, ancestral knowledge in dialogue with the Diaspora. The mural marks the registration and documentation of a non-Eurocentric aesthetic in the form of a memorial. Ani Ganzal
Luana Hansen also brings an important Hip Hop and Rap narrative from Brazil, which sheds light on the struggle of a black lesbian artist, who has been fighting a lot with her own compositions and productions, and has also been struggling for recognition in such a misogynistic, lesbophobic and racist music industry.
Linn da Quebrada will be with the pocket show as part of Trava Línguas’ tour and the full show will be at the party BLiSS x SiSTERS: Linn da Quebrada in fluc + fluc wanne together with Trava Linguas.
We thank the collaboration with BLISS for making this special Linn’s participation possible. As a tradition, starting from Linn da Quebrada, we will highlight and celebrate a selected artist with their biography every three days. Stay tuned to know more about these entities. We aim to create visibility of queer BIPoC bodies with this re-occurrent tradition.
A project by Annie Ganzala, Luana Hansen, Nenê Surreal
Production: Gia Hansen, Tarsse, Lia Espinosa