#TheGalleryProject introduces 90 works of art by 42 artists from 27 countries, concentrated around the new queer online Transnational Queer Underground platform. #TheGalleryProject presents the selected pieces as a touring exhibition that began its journey in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. The opening of the exhibition will take place on November 11, 7:00 p.m.
(photo: Ihar Paulau)
Nov. 1 – 30
Leather, muscles and latex. That's the opening party following the screening of the biographic Tom of Finland, where even this gay icon would feel at home. Music will be provided by the popular DJs Urxins and Rosier&Chlorophyll. Celebrate yet another edition of the festival with us. Mezipatra is of age now, so it will be worth it!
Nov. 2, 10:30 p.m.
Great music and company. You can enjoy the best kind of relaxation after a film marathon during three chillout evenings in the newly-opened Patra café. On Friday, DJ Tytovíš will play cover versions of famous 1980s hits, Sunday will be full of thematic sets inspired by the individual short films sections, and Monday will resonate with our team's favourite tunes.
Nov 3, Nov 5, Nov. 6, 8:00 p.m.
Why is today's electronic scene dominated by men? The marginalization of women and sexism, not only in music, have been widely discussed issues recently. Research as well as the experience of the female musicians themselves show that there's a reason to protest. So let's at least talk about it. The discussion with German DJ Ena Lind and her Czech colleagues is hosted by Mary C from Radio Wave. The discussion will be in English.
Nov. 4, 3:00 p.m.
Berlin vibes and ladies turning tables! This is the greatest party of this year's Mezipatra. The main star of the purely female line-up is the successful German DJ Ena Lind, who, finding inspiration in queer underground, has been a part of the house scene in the electronic music capital for over a decade. We'll be happy to see you on Saturday, this time at the industrial club Ankali.
Nov 4, 10:00pm
admission: CZK 150 (before midnight) / CZK 190 (after midnight)
Popculture has always been a few steps ahead of social change in the history of LGBTQ+ rights. When a trans actress Laverne Cox appeared on the cover of Time magazine in 2014, it was a symbol of one major step ahead. What does this inconspicuous transgender revolution look like three years later? Come talk with the representatives of Trans*parent. The discussion will be in Czech only.
Nov. 5, 1:00 p.m (brunch), 2:00 p.m. (discussion)
A discussion in café Patra with young filmmakers will follow the screening of a block of short films by film students in Kino Pilotů. Has the reflection of queer and gender issues changed in contemporary Czech cinema? What are the differences between films from the Czech Republic and abroad? The discussion will be hosted by Pepa Lubojacki, programmer of Mezipatra. It will be in Czech without English translation.
Nov. 6, 8:00 p.m.
European Modernity has been understood as a condition for emergence of sexuality, but there are locations where sexuality has not emerged. Legal and media representations of queerness in Russia are but one explicit example. Alexander Kondakov, Assistant Professor at European University at St. Petersburg, will give a lecture on how anti-modernity discourse produces ghostly substances of queerness. The lecture will be in English.
Nov. 7, 6:00 pm
Alan Turing’s mathematical descriptions of nature meet Guillaume Apollinaire’s play The Breasts of Tiresias (1917) in this exclusive augmented reality performance by Chicago company Anatomical Theatres of Mixed Reality (ATOM-r), an art and technology collective. Audiences and critics alike can revel in this “technologically enhanced queer fertility ritual, adopting elements from a Cornish May Day festival”. Presented by Alfred ve dvoře/Motus.
Venuše ve Švehlovce
Nov. 7, 8:00 pm
admission: CZK 250 / CZK 150 (tickets available at www.GoOut.cz)
The icing on the cake of this year's program in Prague will be the closing party after the screening of All About My Mother, this time in the fashion of a family reunion. That’s because Mezipatra is celebrating its 18th birthday. Jameson will abound, and DJs Kaa Glo, Sestra, and Mezipatra program director Sandra will entertain you with music.
Nov. 8, 10:30 p.m.
Mezipatra in Brno will give you a wild welcome withfour exhibition openings. Each will showcase a different artistic approach:. Patrik Kilián's figurative work will warm your hearts; you'll waltz on clouds of bliss with Veronika Šikulová's magic figurines; Lukáš Houdek's photos will enchant you; and in the room behind a curtain, you'll find an audiovisual surprise by Jakub Ra.
Nov. 9, 6:00 p.m.
The opening ceremony will start in full swing, and with no lack of refined experiences. The evening will be hosted by the charming transgender actress Lucie Brychtová, who, in the musical accompaniment, will even sing a solo for your pleasure,. After the film screening, gourmets can look forward to a delicious open buffet, and the aesthetic soul can savour the floral decorations.
Nov 10, 7:00 p.m.
admission: only with the film ticket
Tom would definitely enjoy this year's opening party. It's gonna be a bit bigger than last year once again. You can look forward to a magnificent dance party and an astounding queer adventure. DJ Martin Hrdina and the Art Factory dance ensemble will warm both body and soul. So don't hang around at home on a Friday night: put on a proper costume and come to this autumn's largest queer event in Brno!
Nov. 10, 10:00 p.m.
admission: CZK 40 (with the film ticket) / CZK 90 (without the ticket)
We've prepared a little warm-up routine for the sport buffs among you with ultramarathon runner Linda Beniačová as your guide. We'll start at Running Club Brno and relax with a cup of good coffee or get our strength back after the workout with a fresh-made smoothie. Showers and locker-rooms are provided! The run is intended for beginners and lower-intermediates.
Mezičas Café (Running club Brno)
Nov. 11, 10:00 a.m.
Nov. 11, 6:00 p.m. (girls), 7:30 p.m. (boys)
Madonna, Britney, and the immortal Ilona Csáková – you might be touched for the very first time, or enjoy some naughtiness in the depths of the Lemon club. Bargirls and barboys in unconventional uniforms will guide you through the disco scene. And while we can't guarantee that you'll find your golden stud, you can win some pretty nifty prizes in the raffle. Dress code: high school.
Lemon Music Club
Nov. 11, 10:00 p.m.
admission: CZK 100
Internet, print, film, mainstream or underground - media is everywhere. But how does it get into our heads? What image of the queer community does it create, and how can media be actively used to support the community? All that will be discussed by guests involved in various types of media – printed, TV, YouTube.
Nov. 12, 4:00 p.m.
“Do I exist if I'm not writing?” (M. Feryna). Their writing is fresh, they're different, they're young, and they're queer. The intimate session will include readings by activist Marie Feryna, beauty of ugliness presenter Michaela Horynová, and poet Marek Torčík
Nov. 13, 6:00 p.m.
Bondage, or the practice of tying your partner up, is popular among BDSM fans. Rigger Edna is a master in her field and performs at festivals both here and abroad. You can become versed in this arresting art at this year's Mezipatra as well. The lecture will be followed by a demonstration that you certainly shouldn't miss.
Nov. 14, 10:00 p.m.
admission: free (with the film ticket) / CZK 50 (without the ticket)
The discussion focuses on the taboo yet increasingly relevant topic of the Romani LGBT community. It also addresses the events and situations where members of the Romani community are judged not only by majority society, but also by their own community. What is it like to be a minority within a minority? The discussion is linked to the current Without Hatred? exhibition at the Museum of Romani Culture.
Museum of Romani Culture
Nov. 15, 6:00 p.m.
The closing ceremony will be hosted by Lucie Brychtová again, this time accompanied by Tamás Vígh with his florist show. As tradition dictates, we will award the audience prize to the audience’s favourite film. If you feel like it, tattoo artist Jen Sen will be there to adorn you with a life-long memento, and the last rites for this year's edition will be provided by DJ Sestra.
Nov. 16, 7:00 p.m.
admission: CZK 30 (with the film ticket) / CZK 50 (without the ticket)
Last year, you had the opportunity to learn Vogue, a dance style from the New York queer underground. This year, we present a workshop with Waack dancers from Brno. This dance style was born in the gay clubs of LA. It's a fast, energetic dance. Expect swishing arms, sexy poses and, above all, some amazing disco music.
Nov. 17, 5:00 p.m.
admission: CZK 150