SPIT! / Frieze Projects 2017
A crossover of queer activism, art and choreographic movement
Performances at 2.30pm and 5.30pm at Frieze Art Fair, London
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 is a series of performance interventions at Frieze that use speech acts and performative gestures inspired by queer manifestos from the 1960s to the present. SPIT! wrote five new manifestos that respond to contemporary pressing issues of sexual and gender oppression and asked a group of artists and performers ––Joshua Hubbard, Carlos Mauricio Rojas, Claudia Palazzo, Malik Nashad Sharpe, Daniel Brathwaite-Shirley, and Despina Zacharopoulou –– to interpret them.
Accompanying the performance will be a publication entitled The SPIT! Manifesto Reader that brings together a selection of historical and contemporary queer manifestos to create a dialogue between radical queer histories past and present. The reader will be distributed for free during the performances and also available online.