Queering Session #2 - Toys and Parents
Queering Session #2 Toys and Parents
As we grow up we are surrounded by role models and people we want to become alike. It can be a mother, a sister or brother, sometimes someone in your sports team, or not to mention pop stars from music, arts and film. We are all in need of this and that is also a big part of how we behave amongst each other, as kids, but also in our everyday life.
We are also living in a world where we are often approached in relation to if we identify as men or women, and often as a potential buyer of things. That is also the case for kids. However it seems strange that the toy, and other, companies would only address 50% of the market.
QUEERING SESSION #2
The second edition of the Queering Sessions will look into how transkids and diverse family constellations are becoming a bigger part of our everyday life. What do the toys of today teach us about the potentials and restrictions of being and becoming? What actions do toys ask us to perform? How can one as a parent be open and non judgemental when society at large is? And how does our outsourced upbringing institution - the schools - deal with the developments of identity?
B Y O T - Bring toys, pictures of you and a toy of your choice for the Workshop!
For this evening we have invited 3 parties to help us explore and expand this topic:
Roberta Marrero will join us through our museum robot and introduce her book El Bebé Verde which is about how she grew up as a transkid in Spain.
The No Sex Shop with Tom Loois and Sanne Muiser will give a workshop where you will start to understand the position of your toy in relation to others!
Sterre de Jong will give a workshop in relation to her latest film N for Neutral where she will expand the notion of what you can do as a parent in order to allow your kid to become what they want!
18:00 Walk in: Qwearing the Collection
19:00 Event Start
20:30 Time for drinks
Roberta Marrero is a Spanish artist and writer. Her influences go from classic Hollywood to catholic imagery, from punk to Dadaism. Her work is based on appropriation, remaking iconic images from fashion, art history or politics giving them a new meaning. Feminism, sex, death, fame, beauty, the occult or her own life are subjects she uses constantly in her pieces. Roberta has been part of international shows as "David Bowie is" at the Victorian & Albert museum in London or "Piaf", an exhibition at Bibliothèque Nationale de France in 2015, a show celebrating the centenary of Edith Piaf's birth in 1915. Andy Warhol's superstar, Joe Dallesandro chose one of her pieces to make a limited edition art shirt. She has published two books: "Dictadores" a compilation of her work about dictators and dictatorships and "El bebé verde", a graphic novel about her childhood as a trans kid and how Pop helped her to find a place to survive in a hostile environment.
THE NO SEX SHOP
The No Sex Shop are integrating sex- and sensuality within the world of design by creating exhibitions, workshops and giving classes and lectures. Tonight they will give a workshop where the toys that the audience brings will become infographics as they are laid out in various orders.
STERRE DE JONG
Sterre de Jong graduated in 2015 Audiovisual Media (documentary producing and directing) at Utrecht School of the Arts. She is a freelance producer, researcher and moderator, based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Her workshop will deal with education and upbringing and provide tools for a more open dialogue around gender.
In the light of our mediation tool - Queering the Collection - the aim of the Queering Session is to unpack intersectional notions of everyday life. The topics are Fashion, Toys and Parents, Colleagues, Sport and finally Witches and Clubculture. The evenings work their way through each topic using performances, workshops, meditations, dialogue and cross-pollinating presentation formats. The point is to scavenge the landscape for methods and actions, to analyze, reflect and make way for inclusion and diversity.
This programme will be in English and is free if you are a student, have a Museum Card or have a valid museum entrance ticket. With a city pass or a eindhoven library card it's €6. The museum ticket price is €12.