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Josephine von Zeipel Segerberg and Sara Östebro rehearsing for the set of Solana's feminist classic Scum Manifesto.
Published: Thursday, August 27, 2009 | 08:00
Hetero Hatred DayNow in its third year ina row of GothenburgQueer Institute.Institute establishmentin 2007.Celebrationsunderway in five days,and Saturday is thelast, and the StraightHate Day. Takeadvantage of includingart, activist coaching,ultra-feminist pornfestival, internationalartistic gala and muchmore.For more informationvisitwww.kamplust.se / heterohat.
Coming through hetero-hatred
Feast Straight Hate Day is perhaps unknown to most. But the fact is that it beganto be celebrated as early as Tuesday and tomorrow in celebration reaches its climax, includingthe notion SCUM. It is based on a controversial feminist manifesto, but the theater chooses tocombine the message with humor.
Hetero Hatred Day - it may sound a bit extreme. It should not be taken tooliterally, the hatred is directed primarily against the heterosexual norm. Butthe name of the feast is undeniably powerful and raises a few eyebrowssafely. The initiative is Gothenburg Queer Institutions according to thewebsite "to promote an uncompromising opposition to heterosexism."Five days ordained for discussions, lectures, film screenings, and muchmore. Most of the week's events will take place in the arts during the Earth,so even the evening's theater, SCUM. A performance with clear feministovertones.Most of SCUM, which consists of eight young women, met during the lastschool year when they studied drama together. In the spring it was time forgroup projects, and this led eventually to the notion that the revival tonight.- We wanted to work with a text that was written for the theater, and from theoutset, we wanted to do something with a feminist message, saysJosephine von Zeipel Segerberg, one of the actors.It was her idea to take on Valerie Solanas SCUM Manifesto book that cameout of the 1967th SCUM stands for Society for Cutting Up But,unfortunately, the ambiguity is lost in the Swedish translation. The bookdescribed men as totally unnecessary, according to the manifesto, no boysare bred and the world will consist of women only. But members of SCUMthink it is important to emphasize that all of the text should not be takenquite literally, although the basic message is quite important. The humor of itis recovered and used much of the show.- We parodies including the traditional female role. Humor is a great way to reach out, to get people tolisten, says Emma Johannesson.SCUM commute between healthy sense of humor, seriousness, and above all thought-provoking units.And the group uses drama, dance, music, projections and much play with light and sound. All meansare allowed when you want to convey an important message.- We use the pull as well, says Josephine. We play men and reflects masculinity. It is important tomake visible structures based on gender roles.That they were asked by the Queer Institute to be on the Straight Hate Day, they can very wellunderstand. But they do not think that hatred is a good way to go to reach their goals.- But it's also a way to reach out, says Josephine. They have received much criticism for using a wordthat is so negatively charged, but you can reverse it and do it for attention.That the content of the show, Solana's text, is an excellent basis for discussion, they see as a strengthand the hope that the audience may bring something to think about.- You can not be neutral, objective, says Emma.
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