Artists, MOMus - Experimental Center for the Arts

13 JUNE 21:00

Selanik: Kuiring the Most Erotic City


Thursday 13 June 2019, 21:00
@ MOMus – Πειραματικό Κέντρο Τεχνών / Experimental Center for the Arts (Warehouse B1, Port of Thessaloniki)

Ayşenur Babuna
Selanik: Kuiring the most Erotic City

Ayşenur Babuna in collaboration with tour guide Maria Bountouka propose a performative touristic voyeuristic experience for Thessaloniki focusing on the genealogy of the erotic identity of the city. Through storytelling we will observe how the city’s love drive transmuted from a sexy and queer multi-ethnic and inter-religious erotic spree during the Ottoman rule into a heteronormative ethnically-cleansed and mono-identitarian pure love the Greco-Chistian nation state. May the inherent Oriental erotic plurality of the historic city empower us to embrace its beneficial contaminating potential for Thessaloniki again.

In the framework of Thessaloniki Queer Arts Festival (7-23 June 2019).
Performance curation: Thomas Diafas, Eirini Papakonstantinou


Aysenur Babuna & Maria Bountouka


13 JUNE 21:00


MOMus – Experimental Center for the Arts