2017 | berlin | schwules museum
Float design for the event Odarodle: “Keep on Dancing Till The World Ends”, a Manifestation-Parade led by Dusty Whistles, at the Schwules Museum Berlin.
She’s taking you to church. even though you’ve been there time and time again. Even though they’ve shut the doors and smashed the bells, you know that party is still bumping. That bass. That sweat. Sweet movement in your blood and the pressing heads of cocks. Make up like war paint. Bare breasts, and yes, that rhythm. Lisps slung high in exaltation. She knows. There is resistance on the dance floor, though she’d rather take it to the streets. She’d rather get dirt under her nails and roll in bed with her ancestors. She’d rather let her eyes dip back in the ecstasy of struggle. For what was then, is also now. And what we are goes on, and on, and on.
Starting at the foot of the former legendary “Eldorado,” Dusty Whistles, posthuman drag monolith and queen of the night, will perform an invocation redrawing the lines through the past of our queer ancestry towards our very uncertain futures, drenched in the pregnancy of our temporal becomings. It is a call for strength, a recentering in struggle, and a song of gratitude for those whom we have lost, ending in a parade, prancing through the local “gayborhood,” accompanied by song, poetry, dance, and drag performance.
concept & performance: dusty whistles
mobile installation: camille lacadee
assistants: sarah m. johnson & cybee bloss
costume: tata christiane