On Saturday the 24th of November people came for a religious experience that brought them to their knees. The event included talks, video-performances and lots of queer prayers.
Modern Greek Queer History: Politics and Art by Theodosis Gkeltis (14:00-16:00)
LGBTQI activist and doctoral student of Social Anthropology and History Theodosis Gkeltis gave us a lecture on the Modern Greek Queer History and its relation to art (in Greek).
In this discussion we examined the case for creating queer Saints by proposing the Canonization of St. Zackie Oh. Do we need symbols and heroes in the LGBTQI movement? Is it a good idea to steal ideas from religion and why? What characteristics would this Saint have? The Tomas Diafas made his case. (Kangela Tromokratsch decided not to participate on the day)
A special video presentation by Alexino Piravlos was shown before the presentation.
Welcome to Symposium: an avant-premiere and a special screening. (18:00-20:00)
At the last minute we were joined by director and artist Castro who send us two films. “as I have loved you” (00:54) and “HéCTOR” (15:20) And as scheduled, an advance Greek preview of the movie “Welcome to Athens” (06:25). Followed by a rare screening of “Symposium: an athenian rawmance”(23min). The director Menelas and several of the actors were present.