The cornerstone is the exhibition entitled “Un sol moment. Relats sobre la identitat de gènere” [A single moment. Narratives on gender identity], which can be visited until 31 December.
An entire autumn for debating, questioning and reflecting on the construction of gender identity. The LGBTI Centre is resuming its cultural programme with a new cycle of activities.
The cornerstone is the exhibition entitled “Un sol moment. Relats sobre la identitat de gènere” [A single moment. Narratives on gender identity], which can be visited until 31 December. This is a project curated by the Associació Cultural Berdache through which the photographer Álvaro García has aimed to approach the reality of nineteen people who question, deconstruct and give answers regarding their gender identity through disciplines as different from one another as music, performance, fashion and interpretation.
García’s photographic-research process is the basis on which the LGBTI Centre has shaped a multimedia project that can be accessed from the LGBTI Centre website. In this virtual environment, snapshots co-exist with the central characters’ writings and narratives, reflections that reveal experiences of migration, activism, processes for self-acceptance, building links etc.
“Un sol moment” is rounded off, both on the website and in the centre’s exhibition space, with documentary profiles produced by the audiovisual producer, Aldemar Matias. Matias’s camera transports us to ten safe and confident environments that enable us to delve deeply into the personal realities of the project’s central characters. Their thoughts revolve around issues such as the diaspora, the city as a safe space, constructing gender identities during adolescence, affective relations and precariousness, to give just a few examples.
Photos, texts and videos make up a small generational portrait of a group of people who, despite their very different origins and references, have one feature in common: the city of Barcelona as a space where they defy the boundaries of the sex-gender system.
Three months of activities focusing on gender identity
The programme kicks off on Tuesday, 13 October, at 6.30 pm. Héctor Acuña / Frau Diamanda, a translator, audiovisual artist, drag performer and writer, will be livening up a conversation between Álvaro García and Aldemar Matias to find out how the “Un sol moment” project and its subsequent tour came about.
The literary section notably includes a presentation of No estamos tan bien: Nacer, crecer y vivir fuera de la norma en España, the first book by the journalist and activist Rubén Serrano (20 October, 6.30 pm). The centre will also be playing host to a presentation of Teatre trans i altres textos no normatius [Trans theatre and other non-normative texts], by the playwright Marc Rosich, a volume that brings together four of his works featuring bodies and gender identities far removed from the norm (6 November, 6.30 pm).
The relationship between gender and fashion, the digital world and television series will be the focus of the planned talks. The first takes place on Wednesday, 11 November, at 6.30 pm. Marc Giró, a communicator and former fashion editor at the magazine Marie Claire, will be talking with Sílvia Rosés, an expert in the history of fashion. They will be going over together how the boundaries of male and female fashion have evolved over the years.
The next talk (2 December, 6.30 pm), will be given by Marta Roqueta-Fernàndez, a specialist in gender and mass culture, who will be reflecting on how the digital world is currently a space for shaping the gender identities and sexualities of the youngest generations.
The last talk (16 December, 6.30 pm) will be given by Rafael Ventura, a PhD in Communication from the UPF. His expertise in the field of LGBT / Queer Media Studies will help us to explore the construction of gender and sexual identities in the media.
The programme will conclude on Thursday, 17 December, at 6.30 pm, with Víctor Fernández Clares. The journalist will be holding a dialogue with two of the participants in the “En un sol moment” exhibition, Ken Pollet and Genderhacker.