lavender songs


6.12.2018, 7pm

Clubbing on a gay night turns into a glittering party. Among the guests are Olga Rado, Mette, Eri and many other book favourites. The ladies* nestle around the tables, smoking cigarettes, the authors order one beer after another at the bar, while Fräulein Dr. Südekum keeps to her corner, trying not to stick out. A boisterous, familiar air fills the room and chat-ups are whirring around. No-one seems to notice the lone scorpion, which climbs up the wall behind the counter… This is where the women* who love women* meet to flirt, kiss and whisper sweet to one another, to talk, dance and write lesbian herstory.

The audiopiece lavender songs will be released on the opening of the exhibition LA CULOTTE DE SAPHO. In the last years, Irène Mélix has been researching the construction of lesbian* identity, mainly in novels and newspapers of the 1920s. Getting to know Alexandra, Gert, Mette and many other figures, browsing through dating apps and lonely hearts ads, looking into the atmosphere of lesbian bars and investigate photos for the expressions of desire, she deals with the question of how to create language and images for lesbian* identity, lesbian* passion and life.