Queer Earth and Liquid Matters

Stone Nest
Saturday 16 July, 2-8pm & Sunday 17 July 2022, 11-6pm Price: £8, £6 conc.


A Back to Earth LIVE programme exploring transformation, queerness, the wild, the natural and the unnatural, as well as, decolonial, Indigenous and submerged perspectives.

Queer Earth and Liquid Matters brings together artists, writers, filmmakers, sound and architecture practitioners to explore decolonial and queer ecologies. Highlighting different voices and experiences of the climate emergency, the programme aims to complicate the binaries of Western knowledge often encountered in the environmental discourse. Specifically, Queer Earth and Liquid Matters sheds light on land and water struggles, foregrounds queer/trans Indigenous embodiment in the Global South and around the world. It explores visions and experiences of apocalypse and amplifies Indigenous refusal and outrage at the consequences of extractive capitalism. The two-day programme features talks, performances, films, poetry and more. Participants include Xavi Aguirre, Seba Calfuqueo, Adham Faramawy, Ash Fure, Macarena Gómez-Barris, Ashley Joiner, Jacob V Joyce and Rudy Loewe, Jack Halberstam, Victoria Hunt, Bhanu Kapil, Juan Francisco Salazar, P. Staff, Bones Tan Jones, and multidisciplinary dance theatre company Wringing Metamorphosis.

Visual identity and programme design by Giles Round.

Curated by Macarena Gómez-Barris, Jack Halberstam and Kostas Stasinopoulos.

Presented in collaboration with Stone Nest and Queercircle.

Stone Nest is an arts organisation and performance venue in the heart of London’s West End, bringing exceptional and experimental art to a wide audience. A hidden gem nestled amidst the bright lights of theatreland, it offers a platform for bold, visionary artists and a space where audiences can encounter an eclectic programme of contemporary performance.

QUEERCIRCLE is an LGBTQ+ led charity working at the intersection of arts, culture and social action. Through their holistic, community informed programmes, QUEERCIRCLE seeks to develop an ecology of artists, curators, writers, thinkers, community organisers, grassroots organisations and charities who collectively work together to strengthen links between arts, culture, health and wellbeing.

Please note that as this is a live two-day event the schedule might be subject to change.

Queer Earth and Liquid Matters

Curated by
Macarena Gómez-Barris
Jack Halberstam
Kostas Stasinopoulos

Curatorial Assistant
Eva Speight

Produced by
Sleeper Cell Productions
Bea Redweik, Production Coordinator, Serpentine

Visual identity and programme design
Giles Round

Programme editors
Kostas Stasinopoulos
Eva Speight

Special thanks to all of the participants, Rose Dempsey, Nicoletta Fiorucci Foundation, Hanna Girma, Fiona Glen, Laura Gosney, Sarah Hamed, Hekate Studios, Ashley Joiner, Jamie Kodera, Rebecca Lewin, Youssra Manlaykhaf, Hannah Myers, Lucia Pietroiusti, Christopher Rizkallah, Holly Shuttleworth, Nicolas Smirnoff, Yesomi Umolu, Sophia Wee, Richard Williamson and Kit Withnail.


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