The copenhagen activist art group dunst has taken the initiative to arrange an INTERNATIONAL QUEER festival 2006, 3-9 July in Copenhagen in Raahuset.
The aim with the festival is to gather and develop manifestations of queer culture and activism. The festival is concerned with alternative identity, lifestyle, gender and sexuality, which lies outside the normal hetero sexual norm. Go to their website for info on the call.
For the Garage festival 09 Free Soil have conducted a site specific research project investigating the environment of the Baltic Sea.
We created an alternative archive of political and historical events that have occurred in the Baltic Sea region, especially Stralsund and linked these with the sea’s responses. The impact of Industrialisation, population growth and political changes has resulted in climatic and environmental changes recorded in the sea. Nature retaliates by creating new forms, one of the most significant being the spread and growth of toxic Blue Green Algae or “phytoplankton”
Images: wooden sewerage pipe from Stralsund. &
Portrait of William Lindley the designer of the first sewerage system in Stralsund, algae on paper.