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Public Performance Lecture by Taka Taka
My Mother is My Knitter. I will keep her garments safe, true beefeater.
14 November 2019
Location: Kortestraat 27 (2nd floor), Arnhem

Drag is a megaphone for social impact.
Drag identity comes forward through empowerment and playing with expectations, appropriating characteristics of known symbols and pushing forward a dramatic sense of the ideal self.
How can we learn to imply diversity and creativity to make the future not only interesting and sustainable but also more fun?

How can we move through archetypes of social empowerment while remaining resourceful, to play with expectations and identity?
While presenting its mother’s knitted creations, Taka Taka opens up the subject of Cybernetics as a system of governing ourselves; a system that can help us to take action for our needs (community), aiming to create an efficient feedback loop that fulfils those needs for ourselves (community).

This lecture is open to the public.


About Taka Taka

Taka Taka identifies as a professional drag-thing who produces performances as art director for the House of Hopelezz.

Taka Taka is a sister for others, a mother of the drag king house of Løstbois, and proud daughter of Jenifer Hopelezz.

Club Church (Amsterdam) is the house’s headquarters and Taka Taka organizes weekly queer parties (Blue) by including political and gender asylum seekers, friends with the virus, misfits, and party monsters.

Taka Taka sees life through the lens of Dragctivism (MFA Dutch Art Institute, 2016) by practising para-educational strategies for the margins of the marginal LGBTQIA ++ community.