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My Body is a Queer Library

At 11–14


Kuopio City Library
Maaherrankatu 12
70100 Kuopio


The performance is open to the audience for 3 hours.

My Body is a Queer Library is work composed by a series of live actions such as dance, story-telling, workshop, fashion show and other acts in an actual library.

A library is a cultural, educational and scientific institution that organize and collects knowledge production open to the public. While a contemporary library today has also functioned as a cultural centre, performing cultural collectivity to engage with community members through events or public programs has been as well taken into account. In this context, the artist River Lin wonders what a queer library would look like when a library goes live through living bodies as a temporary library within an existing spatial structure of a library.

My Body is a Queer Library will be bringing together a mixed group of Europe or Finland-based performers as a durational takeover to open up discussions and question what makes a library, what makes a library queer, what a queer library look like, and how ‘queer’ can facilitate our practices and understandings of acknowledging our bodies as a container and collection of of knowledge, education and everyday life.

The venue of the performance is Kuopio City’s Main Library.

Article photo:
River Lin: My Body is a Queer Museum. Kuva: Chloé Magdelaine – Lafayette Anticipations.