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Queer Mass

Queer Mass ∆ Durchlüften 2022 – is a four-part living room service to which all are invited and where everyone leaves with a glitter in their heart. The premise of Queer Mass is to create an inclusive and queer experience that uses a church mass and the Last Supper as a backdrop and a nod to Judy Chicago’s seminal 1970 feminist artwork “The Dinner Party.” It gives women, transwomen, and non-binary voices a place at the physical and metaphorical table where there was none before. There are and have been countless narratives that have been excluded from the past, narratives that would have mattered greatly to our future.

Are you ready for church? The performers, drawn from Berlin’s queer BiPOC scene, will use music, poetry, imagery, and storytelling to shift the gaze away from the white, cis-centric perspective and focus on FLINT voices from intersectional and marginalized communities that have long been forgotten in mainstream histories.

This performance was originally developed and performed at the 2021 Pop Kultur Festival for Night School by three queer BIPOC artists, Breezy, Allia Sadeghipour, and Arielle Cottingham. Today, with the musical embrace of Elsa M’bala creating a new soundtrack, and performers Sanni Est, Sammie Cooke, and DJ Maque, Allia Sadeghipour and Arielle Cottingham each bring their own spiritual elements to create not just a performance, but a religious experience.

Allia Sadeghipour and Arielle Cottingham, Queer Mass Performance
© Allia Sadeghipour/Arielle Cottingham

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Practical information

  • Recommendation to wear a mask

    Visitors aged 6 and over are recommended to wear an FFP2 or medical face mask in all interior rooms of the Humboldt Forum. Unless otherwise stated, this also applies to guided tours and events. For your own safety and the safety of your children, we recommend that all age groups take a rapid antigen test before visiting the Humboldt Forum.

  • Meeting point & time

    The meeting point for guided tours and the location for workshops can be found on your booking confirmation. In order for the tour to begin punctually, please arrive 15 minutes before the programme is due to start. We ask that you allow for this additional quarter hour when planning your visit.