Stap voor en na de voorstelling Dorian Gray in de foyer van het theater de Virtual Reality in! In de Dorian Gray VR-beleving zweef je in korte tijd door verschillende universums, land je op plekken waar je als normaal mens niet komt en word je meegenomen door een soundscape die je uiteindelijk weer met beiden benen op de grond zet. Voel hoe een eeuwig leven voelt, hoe nietig de mens eigenlijk is en wat het is om lichaamsloos te zijn. De VR-beleving wordt gemaakt door videocollectief de Transketeers i.s.m. met componist Wouter Snoei.
Ook onderdeel van dit contextprogramma is een podcast miniserie.
In deze miniserie zoeken we antwoord op de vragen: Wat betekent het om 1000 te worden? Hoe gaat de wereld eruit zien, als we over 20 jaar niet meer overlijden aan ziektes? En wat betekent het als je eeuwig kan leven door jezelf te leren aan een kunstmatige intelligentie?
Aan de hand van de voorstelling: Dorian Gray van de Ulrike Quade Company en Silbersee gaan we in gesprek met dramaturg en filosoof Thomas Lamers.
Zo leer je de diepere laag achter de voorstelling en kom je tot bijzondere, nieuwe inzichten.
Niet weten hoe je iemand aan de balie of aan de telefoon moet aanspreken. Het kan zorgen voor pijnlijke situaties. Voor jou als publieke dienstverlener en al helemaal voor de persoon met wie je te maken hebt. Zeg je “meneer” of “mevrouw”? Of iets anders? Hoe ga je professioneel met zulke situaties om en hoe voorkom je dat je transgender personen onbedoeld kwetst?
De Transketeers hebben een e-learning ontwikkeld die precies hierover gaat. Kijk hieronder de trailer!
The time is now; you can support the Transketeers on Patreon! If you feel like supporting my work with the Transketeers, I would like to guide you to the Patreon page. There you can pledge, support us, even from an amount like 1$ a month, and we keep personally in touch with you. There are some fun extra’s on Patreon! I hope to see you there.
The theme of the talk was Equality, and I was early in the morning in Rotterdam to speak about this, talk about my work with the Transketeers, and inspire other creatives to challenge stereotypes. The talk was recorded and is now online:
How do you talk about a tricky subject as trans*people at work? We, with the Transketeers, took this quest and made it into a pubquiz! We took real and relatable stories and created challenging questions for in our Quiz. Maybe you can win the trophee. And please don’t take yourself too seriously.
Here is one of the questions for a little tease of the project.
It has already been a while since I was on the set of Queer Amsterdam, the series of Bart and Toby, which they’ve been working on for a great amount of time. Upcoming Wednesday, everything will be online for views! Please watch the teaser now on Youtube!
I have been working on the website of my collective, the Transketeers. We work on making movies, fiction and documentary, and we work a lot on advocacy, positive and nuanced visibility for Transgenders. I very much encourage you to have a look around on the website, to not only our daily madness, but also see what kind of awesome projects we do! I love my two fellow Transketeers Bart and Jonah, and we have an awesome year ahead of us. So, go over to the website www.transketeers.com and give it a shot.
The vlog is in Dutch; the short summary is that we, the Transketeers, are participating in a Week of prejudice at the city hall of Utrecht. We perform a Privilege-Bingo, put up some provoking stickers and have more fun. Watch it!
Together with Jonah and Bart we started recording the Naked Truth. Videos where we answer questions, and giving the people that follow us on the internets a place to ask the questions they maybe are pondering upon. I’ll share a few of them here, you can see all of them on our FB-page
Jonah is talking about being vulnerable as visible trans*
I’m talking about what I might have lost in the process of transitioning.
We are working on a documentary project together with the first Transgender Choir of the Netherlands. This is a project with two subjects I’m very much engaged in; music and the empowerment of transpeople. I think it will be beautiful and I’m happy to share it with you. Please enjoy our teaser below!
For the very special exhibition Transmission at Amsterdam Museum they included a snippet from our Trans*Tapes. I felt very honoured and happy to have my work in such an institute. They also included the print of L’HTBQ magazine, which meant that I was twice represented in this exhibition.
The Trans*Tapes is a series of six short portraits about transgender people in the Netherlands. Released in 2015, it is the first of its kind in this region. While many narratives dealing with the topic ‘transgender’ tend to turn transgender people into subjects instead of humans, the Trans*Tapes focuses on strength, positivity and human resilience. The series broadens the narrative and reveals a more layered image of what it can mean to be transgender. These insightful portraits are first and foremost about the lives and journeys of strong individuals. Through their own nuanced stories, the six people featured in the Trans*Tapes provide a personal and diverse perspective of a label so often stereotyped.
The Trans*Tapes is an initiative started by three transmen; Bart Peters, Jonah Lamers and Chris Rijksen.
Together we form the collective: The Transketeers.
With different backgrounds, but similar views on life they decided to start this exciting collaboration.
After not feeling represented by the current narrative about transgender people, Bart, Chris and Jonah took action to make trans* people’s voices heard. Their mission is to inspire and empower young trans* people and provide their surrounding with a more well-rounded perspective of what their future could look like.
The Trans*Tapes are made with the financial support from the Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunsten, Stichting Democratie en Media, Trutfonds and Stichting Ondersteboven.