Queer Beograd Collective – preparing the ground for a movement
“Queer Beograd Collective have a long history of collecting stories and providing spaces for those stories to be heard. Between 2004 and 2008 the collective organised underground festivals in Belgrade, Serbia at a time when it was unheard of for large groups of LGBT people to gather together. The festival created a space for LGBT participants to see positive representations of themselves generated from within their own community. Jet Moon director and writer for the cabaret speaks about this collaborative work and how it was generated.”
I am an artist/activist producing politically engaged creative work that combines performance, writing, and film. Currently my work is focused as a writer, performer and political activist . I create events, works and collaborations that push for change, re-evaluation and empowerment in our gendered/sexual and cultural lives.
I often work outside of the traditional arts context, in clubs, autonomous spaces, as part of queer or activist gatherings, traveling to work with marginalised groups and promoting information exchange and mutual aid.
Queer Beograd Collective
Queer Beograd Collective was a Queer Anti-Fascist collective active in Belgrade Serbia from 2004 to approximately 2011. Formed in 2004 the collective was a transnational collaboration, it’s core group were mostly from Belgrade but also included two members from London and Berlin respectively. Between 2005 and 2008 the collective held five underground Queer Festivals in Belgrade, the aim of the festivals was to create a space in which queer people, members of the radical left and other culturally active people could meet and form the basis for a movement of tolerance and radical political activity.
Jet will be speaking on day 3 of the conference