WHERE ARE THE LESBIANS ? On CSD !
Show with photographies, videos and films of CSD from 1984 until today, 2h
by Christa Biedermann 2017
Photographies, videos and filmtakes from lesbians on CSDs, topic „visuability“ from point of view of an visual artist – photography – film – video – performance – painting – installation. Short remembering of the topic „Wo- men/Lesbians in the public“, some words to the story of photgraphy and film.
Developping of this project
„Where are the women“, I have been asked by a lesbian after the screening of one of my first Super – 8 – films of a CSD – demonstration at the end of the eighties in Berlin. She was astonished, why there are only so few lesbians in the FILM ?
Since 1984 I am participating with diverse cameras – analogue camera, Super – 8, 16mm, Hi-8, Mini-DV and i-phone CSD – demons- trations, most of them in Berlin and Vienna; 1999 videos on „Kanalparade Amsterdam“ and CSD in Munich too. Selfies with the filmmaker in the middle !
1984 first photographies, BW, analogue one of the first CSDs in Vienna. The demonstration beginning at the opera passing through Kärntnerstraße, some people watching at the roadside, about 150 participants with banners, amoung them some sisters and policemen.
– LESBENRECHT AUF ÖFFENTLICHKEIT WEG MIT ‚WERBE‘ & VEREINSVERBOT §220 §221
– Lesbian right on public, stop of prohibition of clubs and publicity
– SEXUELLE VIELFALT STATT EINFALT UND GEWALT -Sexual variety instead of stupidity and violence Wer die Gewalt liebt kann nicht lieben Wer nicht lieben kann lebt nicht
Who loves violence cannot love, who are not able to love ist not living
– WAS LANGE GÄHRT, WIRD ENDLICH WUT – long fermenting becomes rage
– MÄNNER SOLLEN MÄNNER KÜSSEN ANSTATT MÄNNER TÖTEN MÜSSEN
Men shall kiss men instaed of killing men