Martijn Crowe talks about Drag Queens of the World at Imperfectu – International Film and Gender Festival

Cover copyNext Saturday, 5th of April, Martijn Crowe, the artistic director behind the project Drag Queens of the World, will give a talk named “Transformations and Exaggerations” at Imperfectu – International Film and Gender Festival in Tijuana, Mexico.

“If there is at least one gay in a town, there will be a gay bar. If there is a gay bar, there wil be a drag queen entertaining there”.

It is a tight relation between drag queens and the environments they are a part of – but what is this relation? How do the drag queens contribute to the world, and what benefit does society give back to the drag queens?

Martijn asks questions about the production of the phenomenon of Drag Queens. As all gender expressions, Drag Queens are social constructions. But what is behind this construction?

To what question is the Drag Queens a response?

Excerpts of the talk will be published on this website after it has taken place. The talk is a part of our large project Drag Queens of the World – of which this website is a result. We are currently finalising the project by making it into a book. Stay tuned to support our crowdfunding campaign, that goes online 1th of April. Yo can learn more here

About Team of the world
We work to show the people and lives that society tries to hide. We work with homeless people, dragqueens, elderly with Alzheimer and adolescents in poor circumstances. Martijn Crowe is an artist and professor in Anthropology. His work and art is visible at www.thefaketory.org

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