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Glimpses Art Agency
GLIMPSES art agency represents contemporary artists who break convention and visualise the visceral. With a commitment to freedom of expression, GLIMPSES platform contemporary work in online and physical spaces with disruptive showcasing; inviting the viewer’s gaze onto an intimate encounter with who and what we are. We seek to build a community which brings together diversity and harmony in a world which must be challenged through anti-censorship.
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR and CO-CURATOR: Lidia Ravviso
CURATOR:: Auronda Scalera
Queer Fighters of Ukraine
Scrawled on walls across Kyiv, graffiti harks back to a more innocent time: ‘Queer Sex,’ ‘Make QueerPunk Again,’ and ‘Be Queer, Do Crime, Hail Satan,’ among others. These provocative pronouncements were painted by the subversive collective, Rebel Queers, their way to resist the heteronormative and patriarchal world that so suffocated them. One night in mid-February 2022, on the wall outside K41 (or ∄), a club that has helped put Kyiv’s queer techno scene on the global map, they painted a slogan that would prove darkly prophetic: ‘Your dancefloor is Putin’s battleground.’ [read more]
Produced by HUCKDocs
DIRECTOR: Alex King / EDITOR: Lidia Ravviso
a/political presents The Visitor, a new sexually explicit body of work by artist and filmmaker Bruce LaBruce, inspired by Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Theorem (1968).Bruce LaBruce is a Canadian filmmaker and photographer known for employing conventional storytelling narratives into his sexually explicit films, many of which are of an avant-garde nature.
"Gerontophilia" (2013) was screened at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, and went on to win Best Feature at the Montreal Festival of New Cinema.
Filmed in London - April 2023
Intimacy coordinator: Lidia Ravviso
Queer techno rave INFERNO take over the ICA’s Theatre, Bar and Cinema with an all-night programme of music, queer porn and performance art.
Brought to you by performance artist and DJ Lewis G. Burton and producer and musician Sebastian Bartz under their DJ alter-ego Venice Calypso, INFERNO marries the camp with the underground, pop with techno, and the very good with the very bad.
This iteration of INFERNO features all-night screenings of queer pornography presented by curators Lidia Ravviso and Olivia Carr-Archer of UNCENSORED Festival in the ICA Cinema.
Lewis G. Burton is a London based DJ, performance artist, curator and activist. They co-founded queer-techno-rave-cum-performance-art-platform INFERNO. They currently are a member of collective Pxssy Palace as well as organising London Trans+ Pride 2020 with activist Lucia Blayke.
UNCENSORED Festival is for the lovers of pornography, the art lovers and those who reject the distinction between the two genres; for sexy, kinky and deviant audiences; for the fabulous and the monstrous, the fierce, the timid and the curious; for the persistently feminist, unapologetically queer and their uncompromising critical approach to the politics of pleasure.
January 2020, London
ICA - Institute of Contemporary Art
Curator: Lidia Ravviso
UNCENSORED was born as a three-day interdisciplinary festival on art at the intersection of pornography and activism which took place in May 2019 in London, UK. It brought together over 1000 audience members and more than 35 artists, sex practitioners and activists from the UK and abroad. The first edition of the festival was supported using public funding by Arts Council England and Goethe Institut.
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AND PROGRAMMER: Lidia Ravviso
An evening with Bruce La Bruce
Transgressive Canadian filmmaker Bruce LaBruce showcases one of his latest and most acclaimed film creations, Saint Narcisse.
Set in Quebec in the early 1970s, the film explores the romantic connection between two identical twins separated at birth and reunited at adulthood. They fall in love and begin a twincestuous relationship that is beautiful and shocking in equal measure.
After the film, the director will showcase images from his latest project, a photoshoot for Doesn’t Exist magazine that recreates Pasolini’s 1968 classic Theorem. LaBruce will then be joined in conversation by Dominic Johnson, Lidia Ravviso, John Foley and Bishop Black, hosted by Victor Fraga.
Audiences will be able to purchase Doesn’t Exist‘s tribute to Bruce LaBruce featuring his 21st century vision of Theorem. The director will also be available for book signing and photo ops with the audience.