October 4-7, 2012
Weird Festival -  Forte prenestino, via F.Delpino, Rome

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom” – Anaïs Nin
In conjunction with “WEIRD FESTIVAL - Gender Euphoria”  presents the event following editions of the conference “Io sono, Io scorro: trans, intersex, lesbian and gay identity”, held in two years ago at the Faculty of Psychology, at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”.The experience within the academic context has marked an important first stage of a journey that aims to restore LGBTI culture to its  expressive potential.WEIRD Festival is intended as a time for discussion, study and sharing of queer issues, during  three days the theoretical experience will meet a performative dimension through workshops, theater, performance art, film and video, photographic exhibitions, (Extreme Gender Art, Kyrahm + Julius Kaiser, Lazlo Pearlam) book presentations and music concerts.The intent is to give voice to the LGBTI scene in all its subversive potential, opening spaces within one of the most important Social Centers of Roman and Italian underground culture, and acting as a real alternative to the bigoted, homophobic and commercial mainstream culture. WEIRD Festival, following paths that intertwine with each other, such as the relation of body and identity, between the secret and the public, between the intimate and the political, will be the point of encounter and exchange between the realities of the Italian and international LGBTI scene.

Lazlo Pearlman
Dance me to the end of love, 2012
Kyrahm e Julius Kaiser
Human installation IV, 2012