Tuesday, September 7 | 6:15 PM | Kinoteka 2
Meeting: Lesbian and queer archives… in Poland?
Following the screening of "The Archivettes", dir. Megan Rossman, and "Leftovers", dir. Michelle Citron.
Partner: Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw
The event is organized in cooperation with U.S. Embassy in Poland.
Do lesbian archives exist in Poland? What can be found inside if they do? What obstacles await those who research the non-heteronormative past? What challenges do they face? Megan Rossman’s film portrays the founders of the Lesbian Herstory Archives founded in the 1970s. How is the history of Polish women-loving-women different from that in the USA? Are we able to fathom a lesbian archive functioning on the scale presented in the movie?
Adriana Kapała - member of the Lambda Warsaw Association (board member and culture coordinator, 2017-2020). Formerly associated with the Spoken History Archive of the KARTA Centre, currently employed in Centrum Archiwistyki Społecznej (Social Archive Center).
Agnieszka Małgowska - archivist, art activist, goddessist, feminist, lesbian, theatrical and cinematic screenwriter, director, theatrologist, theater trainer, interviewer, co-creator of the Damski TANDEM Twórczy project with Monika Rak.
Monika Rak - actress, art activist, playwright, feminist, photographer, graphic designer, lesbian, slammer, performer, poet, creator of independent documentaries and video art, theatrologist, co-creator of the Damski TANDEM Twórczy project with Agnieszka Małgowska.
Magdalena Staroszczyk - anthropologist, artist, activist. Researches the lives of non-heteronormative women during the transformation period in Poland. Activist with the Czarne Szmaty, Warszawskie Dziewuchy, and Home Movie Day Warszawa collectives.