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Ania Nowak, Bella Ćwir, Suhlisia, Jśa aka Jasia Rabiej, Krzysztof

Crossing #13 - Queers Night Out with Kem School
26–27 August 2022 / 9 pm–1.30 am CEST

Ania Nowak, Bella Ćwir, czuły, JŚA, Suhlisia, Krzysztof

9 pm–1:30 am
Performance by Ania Nowak (choreograph, PL)
Concert with Bella Ćwir (singer, PL)
Music sets by DJ Jśa, DJ Suhlisia and DJ Krzysztof (PL)

Kem  School is a Warsaw-based queer feminist collective focused on choreography, performance and sound at the interface with social practice. Through experimental formats and community building, Kem engages in critical intimacy and queer pleasure. Their projects are characterised by hybridity and fluidity, blurring the boundaries between art, curating, education, activism, clubbing and community-making practices. It is a community created in the process of collaboration and engagement with the politics of embodiment, feeling and subjectivity in relation to collectivity. Kem experiments with formats and strengthens queer, feminist and anti-racist artistic practices and discourses.

Ania Nowak’s choreographic practice approaches vulnerability and desire as ways towards reimagining what bodies and language can do. She develops formats such as live and video performance, performative exhibition and text. Nowak’s overall inquiry is into the political dimension of the body material and its immaterial aspects -affects, feelings and intuition- to think of new, embodied practices of care and companionship. She is especially interested in the latter when taking into account the unstable, transnational character of our lives and labor in the Western world today, accessibility, sexuality and sickness, as well as, ethics of pleasure in times of climate and political urgency. Nowak’s works were presented at HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlinische Galerie, Akademie der Künste and Sophiensæle in Berlin; Nowy Teatr in Warsaw, La Casa Encendida in Madrid, the Baltic Triennial at CAC Vilnius and M HKA Antwerp a.o. She is a lecturer and mentor at Berlin University of the Arts and Kem School Warsaw. Nowak lives and works in Berlin.

Bella Ćwir is a vocalist and musician living and working in Warsaw. She explores and redefines what it means to be a pop star, both in her solo project and with her band Rock AngelZ. She's swag!

Suhlisia is a Polish-Cameroonian artist based in Warsaw.
Suhlisia offers sets as guided journeys into a chaotic interiority. With abrupt shifts in mood, the artist systematically thwarts our expectations with a cunning play on transitions and durations. Through the distortion and dissection of vocal elements, afrobeats, dubstep, pop and visual-kei sounds, Suhlisia reconstructs dense and dynamic tapes like transparent collages. Dedicated to the transposition of their "dreamlike experience of reality", the sets sparkle with a fine irony.

Jśa aka Jasia Rabiej is a Polish-born-and-raised, Berlin-based music producer, DJ and artist. In 2021 she released her debut album entitled  Enter My House on Shanghai's Genome 6.66 bpm.

Krzysztof is a Warsaw-based artist, music producer and DJ working across film, sound and performance.
He's a co-founder and member of Kem, a queer and feminist group based in Warsaw, and co-curates W Brzask (At Dawn), a series of experimental music events in the gardens of Xawery Dunikowski Museum of Sculpture in Warsaw.