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"We the Enemy" Manifesto, by the SPIT! Collective (London Frieze 2017, Lomo UK 2018, Lush Summit UK 2018)


Despina Zacharopoulou (performer), "We the Enemy" Manifesto, in the context of The SPIT! Manifesto Project by C.Motta, J.A.Peetz, C.M.Romero.

Initially presented at: Frieze Special Projects 2017 curated by R.Gygax, London Frieze Art Fair 2017, UK. Photos by Carlos Motta and Simon Banos. 

Also presented in the context of: Beyond the binary,  Lomography UK, London, 2018 (photos by Holly Buckle), and

Lush Summit, London, UK, 2018 (photos by Eric Phillips and Taya Black).

"SPIT! (Sodomites, Perverts, Inverts Together!) (Carlos Motta, John Arthur Peetz, Carlos Maria Romero) with Joshua Hubbard, Carlos Mauricio Rojas, Claudia Palazzo, Malik Nashad Sharpe, Daniel Brathwaite-Shirley, and Despina Zacharopoulou.

The SPIT! Manifesto was a series of performance interventions at Frieze Projects London (2017) that used speech acts and performative gestures inspired by queer manifestos from the 1960s to the present. SPIT! wrote a series manifestos that respond to contemporary pressing issues of sexual and gender oppression and invited performers Joshua Hubbard, Carlos Mauricio Rojas, Claudia Palazzo, Malik Nashad Sharpe, Daniel Brathwaite-Shirley, and Despina Zacharopoulou to interpret, (in cases) rewrite, and perform them.

SPIT! also published The SPIT! Manifesto Reader bringing together a selection of historical and contemporary queer manifestos to create a dialogue between radical queer histories past and present. The reader was distributed for free during the performances and is available online here: SPIT! (PDF)

Frieze Projects curator: Raphael Gygax. Frieze Projects Production: Keziah Goudsmit, Lewis Gilbert and Holly India Shuttleworth."

Text source: carlosmotta.com/project/the-spit-manifesto/

SPIT! Reader PDF link: https://carlosmotta.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/SPITReader_Final.pdf