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Friday August 12
De Studio 
12 euro for the whole evening


Queer Lab


AQAF wanted to do more for young queer artists. Therefore  we are organizing a Queer Lab at De Studio. Six young people can experiment, create and inspire one another for 10 days. You are invited to come and see what that leads up to. 


Can touch this - Mery Thi Coopman & Renata Lamenza

20:00 & 22:00

Mery Thi and Renata’s artistic practices meet for the first time in 2016 with the common urge to explore the perspectives on the female body through performance. In 2018, they collaborated in the framework of Renata’s research project: ”Talk to me: feminine conversations between body, costume and movement”. Her research brought the perspective of gender inside the act of creating costume and movement where the body was experienced as a platform of experimentation.
Mery Thi and Renata collaborated in the 7th edition of the project ”Talk to me, conversation #6.9: can touch this”, which talks about eroticism from a female perspective guided and inspired by the book “King Kong Theory” by Virginie Despentes. “can touch this” : an immersive installation and performance that accommodated a limited number of audience members per session, in a red atmosphere where light and scenography were guiding the trajectory.

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Ariah Lester


Soul, hip-hop and sexy falsettos with an operatic touch. ARIAH LESTER is an electronic music project based in Berlin and Amsterdam. The charismatic performer ARIAH LESTER quickly established himself internationally. With his clear countertenor, he guides his audience into a world where one reality almost imperceptibly transitions into another. In 2017 he won the Sabam Jongtheaterschrijfprijs at Theater Aan Zee and in 2019 he received a nomination for the BNG Bank Theaterprijs. ARIAH brings you a collection of songs that will take you from the burning fire of hell into the gates of cosmic love.


DJ sets Blanco Teta


Cosmic love all the way! Members of transfeminst punk band Blanco Teta, Violeta and Carlos, return to the stage with a DJ set. Violeta serves experimental electronic while Carlos delivers underground reggaeton, latinx club and Indu/pakistani Tribal. Party on, darlings!

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