SPIT! (Sodomites, Perverts, Inverts Together!) (Carlos Motta, John Arthur Peetz, Carlos Maria Romero) with Joshua Hubbard, Carlos Mauricio Rojas, Claudia Palazzo, Malik Nashad Sharpe, Daniel Brathwaite-Shirley, and Despina Zacharopoulou.
The SPIT! Manifesto was a series of performance interventions at Frieze Projects London (2017) that used speech acts and performative gestures inspired by queer manifestos from the 1960s to the present. SPIT! wrote a series manifestos that respond to contemporary pressing issues of sexual and gender oppression and invited performers Joshua Hubbard, Carlos Mauricio Rojas, Claudia Palazzo, Malik Nashad Sharpe, Daniel Brathwaite-Shirley, and Despina Zacharopoulou to interpret, (in cases) rewrite, and perform them.
SPIT! also published The SPIT! Manifesto Reader bringing together a selection of historical and contemporary queer manifestos to create a dialogue between radical queer histories past and present. The reader was distributed for free during the performances and is available online here: SPIT! (PDF)
Frieze Projects curator: Raphael Gygax. Frieze Projects Production: Keziah Goudsmit, Lewis Gilbert and Holly India Shuttleworth.
Trailer for The SPIT! Manifesto by Laura Bushell for Frieze Projects
Daniel Brathwaite-Shirley: We The Enemy Manifesto (rewritten by Daniel Brathwaite-Shirley)
All photos by Lewis Ronald
Joshua Hubbard: The Faggot Manifesto
Claudia Palazzo: The PrEP Manifesto
Malik Nashad Sharpe: The Anti-Assimilation Manifesto (rewritten by Malik Nashad Sharpe)
Despina Zacharopoulou: We The Enemy Manifesto
Carlos Mauricio Rojas: The Anti-Assimilation Manifesto (rewritten by Carlos Mauricio Rojas)