June 7- 8, 2019
Queer Rebel Fest – 11 Years of QRP
AAACC 7p doors / 7:30 Showtime
Tickets $15-$25 NOTFLF
Future Switching: May Our Rebel Hearts Stay Tender
Queer Rebel Fest 11 celebrates the brilliance, magic and sheer survival of QTPOC in a world that would like to erase us. WE ARE NOT GOING ANYWHERE. We have always been and always will be. We truly are everywhere.
QTPOC artists, spanning various genres – video, music, dance, performance and spoken word – consider a future that centers love, care and community as necessities for our healing and important weapons for our survival.
This year QR Fest welcomes LaFemmebear: life artist, survivor, kick ass musician and producer. We welcome back the fabulous Black Benatar, Queer Rebel Fest Hostess extraordinaire, for another year of ruling the stage. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (Faluda Islam) brings us a taste of Queer Muslim Futurism with a short film from his upcoming performance: Tomorrow We Inherit The Earth.
These artists (and more) will be bringing the fire for two nights.
Gregory Pound is an author and publisher of four books of poetry: aftermoon, Blackened Blue, 4:00 a.m. (LIGHT) and 4:00 a.m. (DARK). Also featured in the Haight-Ashbury Literary Journal and Overthrowing Capitalism anthologies. He is a regular open mic participant, including events sponsored by SF Public Library, The Beat Museum, SF Queer Open Mic, Howard Zinn Book Fair, etc. He’s a current member of the Revolutionary Poets Brigade and Clarion Performing Arts Center (Board of directors)
Alexa Burrell is a Bay Area multimedia artist who composes intricate sonic and video works consisting primarily of sampled and found media. Burrell’s works emphasize the textural and visceral qualities of body, voice and identity. She is the video artist for House/Full of Blackwomen, a ritual performance collective created by Amara Tabor-Smith and Ellen Sebastian-Chang. Her work has been featured at Pro Arts Gallery, The Luggage Store Gallery, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Stanford’s Bing Music Hall, SomArts, SAFEhouse, Gray Area and Eastside Arts Alliance. She is the recipient for the 2018 Soundwave Festival Buzz Award for innovation in music.
Europa – with a love for language, story and intentional somatics – hones in on what is making itself known (in the stars, the news, our relationships), activating choreo-poetic scores through the black queer body and spirit. Europa’s work stretches across intersections of experimentation, healing, activism and aesthetics. Based in San Francisco, Europa has been featured in the National Queer Arts Festival, FRESH festival, and in the West Wave Dance Festival.
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto is a visual and performance artist, zombie drag queen – who goes by the alias Faluda Islam – as well as a curator of mixed Pakistani, Lebanese and Iranian descent. He is based in San Francisco where he received a MFA in Studio Art at the San francisco Art Institute in 2016. Bhutto’s work delves deep into a futurist imagining of South Asia, the Middle East and the larger Muslim world, through a research based process excavating archives from disparte sources. He takes on the histories of revolution, resistance and resilience and queers them using his body as a filter through a multi-media practice based in the realm of future story telling.
Grants for the Arts (GFTA), Sisters Of Perpetual Indulgence, The Zellerbach Foundation and Intersection For The Arts