"We the Enemy" Manifesto, by the SPIT! Collective at London Frieze 2017
***contains strong language***
Despina Zacharopoulou performing the "We the Enemy" Manifesto in the context of the SPIT! Manifesto by C.Motta, J.A.Peetz, C.M.Romero // Frieze Special Projects 2017 curated by R.Gygax // London Frieze Art Fair 2017 // video by V.Antonopoulou.
"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/