Skopje Pride Weekend proudly presents the video documenting this year’s Skopje Pride Weekend 2017.
The Skopje Pride Weekend 2017 – TRANS-FORMATIONS took place in Skopje from 22-25 June, organized by ‘Coalition Sexual and Health Rights of the Marginalized Communities’, ‘LGBTI Support Centre – Helsinki Commitee’ and ”LGBT United – Tetovo’.
The goal of the Weekend was to create and promote non-normative forms of worldmaking, that is to say relations, affects, identity positions, bodily styles and sensibilities that have been marked, by the heteronormative, nationalistic and neoliberal capitalist context, as queer and failures. The leading idea for this year’s Pride Weekend was TRANS-FORMATIONS. Setting this theme, we wanted to open to problematization the different social and cultural norms that frame and naturalize human’s bodies, in particular by setting gender and sexuality as core axes of embodiment, as well as investigate the possibilities for resistance and slipping through the grids of normativity, starting from the body itself. Presenting different cultural and art practices we aimed to expose the body as open materiality whose capacities are transformable and open to modifiable horizons of multiple and differing possibilities, crossing the binary and rigid frames of the gender and sexual apparatus.
We’d like to thank our supporters: ФООМ, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Civica Mobilitas, Sigrid Rausing Trust и USAID.