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Friday 27 may

OPENING SNAP ! @ BEURSSCHOUWBURG - Streeat August Orts 20/28 - 1000 Brussels

Stalls HO VILLAGE

Exhibition WHORE AND PAINTER

Show GAZE.S

Marianne Chargois & Romy Alizée

17h – Beurscafé
18h – White Foyer 
Opening and guided tour with the artists
 
20h – Golden Space
10/8€

Sex worker stalls: serigraphs, tattoos, fanzines, ressources…

The SNAP Festival 2022 exhibition sheds light on the sex workers who use painting, drawing, craft techniques or any type of graphic creation to interrogate their experience.
The title, Pute et Peintre (Whore and Painter), was chosen in reference to the famous Grisélidis Réal who asked to have the epitaph “writer, painter, prostitute” engraved on her tombstone. 


This year, the SNAP Festival wishes to pay her a particular vote of gratitude. It is also the title of an episode of the Belgian show Strip-tease filmed in 1986, in which we see Dolly working behind her window in Schaerbeek, painting large-format canvases between two clients. Lastly, it is what Maïa Izzo-Foulquier – who passed away much too early at the age of 28 – painted on a public wall in her video-performance Curriculum Vitae.


The exhibition Whore and Painter will offer a wide range of world visions from the perspectives of heterogeneous sex workers who belong to different generations.


Exhibition and continuous projections are visible until June 17, 2022 during the opening hours of the Beursschouwburg.

Continuous Screening / DEEP INSIDE SEX WORKERS MINDS

18h – Black Box

Continuous Screening



A selection of international films made by sex workers or collectives, in which the latter disclose their relationship to their activity, their political utopias and their militant actions.


Exhibition and screenings are visible until June 17, 2022 during the opening hours of the Beursschouwburg.

GAZE.S / Marianne Chargois & Romy Alizée

 

Lenght: 1H10 – French with english subtitles

 

 

The word Gaze expresses the idea that the diverse representations of our world always come from a particular perspective. Romy and Marianne use this concept to try to define what a “Sex worker Gaze” would look like, using this question as a starting point to create a radical porno manifesto. During this reflexive, autobiographical and performative journey, they dwell on the gray area between one’s submission to injunctions and the re-appropriation of dominant norms.

 

Marianne Chargois is a sex worker, artist and performer. She creates artistic, feminist and political events in order to explore bodies and minoritized sexualities. Since 2018, she has organized – among other things – the SNAP, a festival dedicated to the representations of sex workers.

 

 

Romy Alizée is a photographer, actress and sex worker. Through meticulously orchestrated self-staging, she relentlessly questions relentlessly her sexuality and the idea of self-representation. Her sense of humor is never far away. She has also been documenting queer communities through photography for several years.

 

 

Conception/Realisation : Marianne Chargois

Performance, texts, photos, videos : Romy Alizée, Marianne Chargois

Artistic advises : Matthieu Hocquemiller

Musical creation:

Vivian Allard (Song) , Baxter Halter (Tech)

Video Control : Baxter Halter

Light Creation: Abigail Fowler

With the vocal participations of : Amar Protesta, Maxime Maes, Kay Garnellen, Beverly Ruby

Production: Art Whore Connection – with the support of ASPASIE

Ho Village

17h – Beurscafé

Sex worker stalls: serigraphs, tattoos, fanzines, ressources…

Exhibition WHORE AND PAINTER

18h – White Foyer 
Vernissage et visite commentée 
Free entrance

The SNAP Festival 2022 exhibition sheds light on the sex workers who use painting, drawing, craft techniques or any type of graphic creation to interrogate their experience.

The title, Pute et Peintre (Whore and Painter), was chosen in reference to the famous Grisélidis Réal who asked to have the epitaph “writer, painter, prostitute” engraved on her tombstone. 

 

 

This year, the SNAP Festival wishes to pay her a particular vote of gratitude. It is also the title of an episode of the Belgian show Strip-tease filmed in 1986, in which we see Dolly working behind her window in Schaerbeek, painting large-format canvases between two clients. Lastly, it is what Maïa Izzo-Foulquier – who passed away much too early at the age of 28 – painted on a public wall in her video-performance Curriculum Vitae.

 

 

The exhibition Whore and Painter will offer a wide range of world visions from the perspectives of heterogeneous sex workers who belong to different generations.

 

 

Exhibition and continuous projections are visible until June 17, 2022 during the opening hours of the Beursschouwburg.

Continuous Screening / DEEP INSIDE SEX WORKERS MINDS

18h – Black Box

Continuous screening

 

 

 

 

 

A selection of international films made by sex workers or collectives, in which the latter disclose their relationship to their activity, their political utopias and their militant actions.

 

 

Exhibition and screenings are visible until June 17, 2022 during the opening hours of the Beursschouwburg.

Show GAZE.S – Marianne Chargois & Romy Alizée

20h – Golden Space
10/8€

GAZE.S / Marianne Chargois & Romy Alizée

 

Lenght: 1H10 – French with english subtitles

 

 

The word Gaze expresses the idea that the diverse representations of our world always come from a particular perspective. Romy and Marianne use this concept to try to define what a “Sex worker Gaze” would look like, using this question as a starting point to create a radical porno manifesto. During this reflexive, autobiographical and performative journey, they dwell on the gray area between one’s submission to injunctions and the re-appropriation of dominant norms.

 

 

Marianne Chargois is a sex worker, artist and performer. She creates artistic, feminist and political events in order to explore bodies and minoritized sexualities. Since 2018, she has organized – among other things – the SNAP, a festival dedicated to the representations of sex workers.

 

Romy Alizée is a photographer, actress and sex worker. Through meticulously orchestrated self-staging, she relentlessly questions relentlessly her sexuality and the idea of self-representation. Her sense of humor is never far away. She has also been documenting queer communities through photography for several years.

 

 

Conception/Realisation : Marianne Chargois

 

Performance, texts, photos, videos : Romy Alizée, Marianne Chargois

 

Artistic advises : Matthieu Hocquemiller

 

Musical creation:

Vivian Allard (Song) , Baxter Halter (Tech)

 

Video Control : Baxter Halter

 

Light Creation: Abigail Fowler

 

With the vocal participations of : Amar Protesta, Maxime Maes, Kay Garnellen, Beverly Ruby

 

Production: Art Whore Connection – with the support of ASPASIE

Performances FUCKING GENDER

21h30 – Beurscafe
 

Drag Whore Performances  et Dj Set.

 

 

Norms of masculine and feminine are performative. In sex work, there’s often a play around some of these gender prescriptions. At this opening night, sex workers will delight you through body and words to thwart expectations and disturb gender diktats.

 

With Amar Protesta, Kay Garnellen, Violente Violette, Orla Fyst. Followed by a spicy B2B from Romea Diabla & FKS…