SYNCHRO - QueerSport.LAB

ode to synchronized swimming

22 Apr 2011

Immerse yourself in the underwater world of synchronized swimmers. The night is dedicated to the social and aesthetic appeal, the queer character and political agenda of male synchronized swimming. Documentaries, discussion and performances.
Day before the start of Men's Cup 4 and opening of Pièce de Résistance. Please RSVP.


Synchroonzwemmen - Foto: Parool.

18:00 - 20:30 screening of documentaries

Between 18:00 - 20:30 we'll be showing two documentaries. 
"Men Who Swim" (2010) is a Swedish-British film by Dylan Williams, and French director Louis Dupont made the wonderful "Les Garçons de la Piscine" (2009).

20:30 - 21:30 artist and athletes presentation

A panel discussion will start at 20:30, consisting of Christian Bordeleau (synchronized swimmer), Adham Hafex (choreographer and artist), Renaud Barral (synchronized swimmer) and Zeljko Blace (artist, researcher and activist). A documentation on video artwork by Malak Helmy will be shown, as well as a performance produced by Goran Turnsek: "Waterbeest" ("Beast of the Water").

21:30 - 24:00 audio-visual performance

by Volksmenner DDR & VJ Warschau

More information

Doors open at 17:30. Program starts at 18:00.
Location: Mediamatic Bank, Vijzelstraat 68, Amsterdam.
Event is a part of Pièce de Résistance, an exhibition and laboratory. Become a researcher and contribute to a large archive of stories and objects of resistance.
Entrance fee is € 5,-, students are subject to a 50% discount.

In collaboration with Upstream Amsterdam and Men's Cup.