Issue 3/2023

Queer Postsocialist

How can the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine, which has been going on for over a year and a half now, be confronted in an artistic-activist way? What cultural networks, in terms of transnational solidarity, but also concrete assistance, have formed in this regard? And what lessons can be learned from the history of post-socialist developments, i.e. the decades since the collapse of state-communist systems in the former East, for the construction of such new solidarity networks? Questions like these form the background of the Queer Postsocialist issue, which attempts to expand the topic addressed in several directions. The title, especially in relation to the current war situation, may at first seem perplexing. But it is precisely in this – the linking of post-socialism, queerness, and, it should be added: various diasporas – t... » read more


Net section

Sehende Steine in alten Industriehallen
Sabine Maria Schmidt

Inszenierte elektronische Sounds als Raumöffner
Stefan Römer

An den Reglern des Leitsystems
Christa Benzer

Virtuelle Performance
Lisa Moravec

„Nonhuman Minds“
Yannick Fritz


Queer Postsocialist

Queer Postsocialist Diasporas
Aesthetic Practices in Times of War and Solidarity
Masha Godovannaya

Wormholes and Archives: Queering Artistic-Research Practices

A case of plurality of modes for affective closeness

Freefilmers Mariupol
Zusammengestellt von Oksana Kazmina

Postsocialist Timeslips
A reflection on eponymous compilation of six video artworks from Central Asia and Caucasus at the intersection of postsocialist, queer-feminist and decolonial narratives and imaginaries.
Ruthie Jenrbekova, Maria Vilkovisky

Queering Yugoslavia Now
Dijana Jelača

Queering Split
Tonči Kranjčević Batalić

Slow Dancing with Strangers
Sofía Gallisá Muriente, Natalia Lassalle-Morillo

Relationality as Resistance and Care in the Spaces Between the Mountains
Luis Ortiz, Asodenfa (Adriana Gutierrez Ayala and Edit Gutierrez Ayala), Colectivo Direfentes (Maria Isabel Zuluaga)

Anarchafeminist Coffee Divinations
Işıl Karataş

A discussion on queer diasporic aesthetics1
Katharina Wiedlack, Anna T.

On Dragon Hunt: after Samuel R. Delany
Marko Gutić Mižimakov

7Sin* 2023 – Reimagined
An ode to queer-feminist, post-migrant storytelling
Zara Zandieh



Illiberal Lives
Christoph Chwatal

Marysia Lewandowska – Recording_1989
Patricia Grzonka

Tolia Astakhishvili – The First Finger
Tal Sterngast

Zhanna Kadyrova – Flying Trajectories
Vitalii Atanasov

Natascha Sadr Haghighian– Now that I can hear my eyes hurt (Tumult)
Chris Schinke

mountaincutters – Morphologies souterraines
Milena Dimitrova

Karol Radziszewski – Sebastian im Traum
Kathrin Heinrich

Tanja Widmann – Lying Daughters
Anette Freudenberger

Tschabalala Self – Spaces and Places
Julia Moritz



Nick Land:
Okkultes Denken
Katharina Hausladen

Adom Getachew:
Die Welt nach den Imperien. Aufstieg und Niedergang der postkolonialen Selbstbestimmung
Peter Kunitzky

Kate Beaton UND Jan Bauer:
Ducks – Zwei Jahre in den Ölsanden UNDUnter rotem Staub
Martin Reiterer

Timothy Morton:
The Stuff of Life
Christian Höller