NEWS AND UPDATES

03.10.2017 – NOTE – this section of the site needs updating. badly.

Since last updated in early march, I’ve co-curated an exhibition at Berlin’s NGBK gallery, exhibited a video performance there, hosted and curated a series of events within the exhibition, and had a film of mine pre-screened at the Chouftouhonna festival in Tunis. and this doesn’t include what’s coming up – a performance named ‘A Bit of Peace’ at Uferstudios this december. I’ll try to update this section asap. in the meantime:
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14.03.2017

Check out the beautiful photos of my performance last week from Ich Bin Eine Berlinerlin at SO36 which were taken for Siegessäule by Sally B. you can see them here and here, or look at the entire gallery

09.03.2017

Very happy to announce my last-minute jump-in to the lineup of the all-female women’s day edition of the notorious Ich Bin Ein Berliner event at SO36 this upcoming friday night. I’ll be doing a bite-size version pieces from my latest performance TERRORIST SUPERSTARS. Full event lineup is here.

05.03.2017

This upcoming International Women’s Day I’ll be doing one one of 40 (!!!) feminist mini-performances to commemorate feminism and Anna Muelter’s 40th birthday. This will take place at Sophiensaele, and it’s an open and free event. Full details here.

02.12.2016

I’m very proud to present the premiere of my full-length performance TERRORIST SUPERSTARS, which a part of Sodaworks 2016 and is produced with the kind support of the HTZ‘s Solo/Dance/Authorship MA program. The show will premiere December 11th and 12th at Uferstudios at 8pm. Full program can be found here and here.

19.05.2016


I’m performing for the first time in Berlin’s Hebbel Am Ufer Theater HAU1. This upcoming weekend Meg Stuart and Maria F. Scaroni are organizing a 5-day collaborative improvisational event CITY LIGHTS.  The opening night event, however, is different and will feature researcher Tanya Singer and Myself. I’ll be doing a short performance, showing a part of my upcoming film NO DEMOCRACY HERE and hosting a talk about my political and performative strategies.

04.05.2016

 This Saturday I’ll be speaking at Maxim Gorki Theater’s Studio R at a 3-day event called Desintegration. ein Kongress about diverse and progressive jewish voices and identity in Germany. I’ll be participating in a panel dealing with potential alliances between jews and other minorities. More info about it here. More info about the event here and here.

20.02.2016

I’ll be performing my piece WATCH ME WORK at this year’s La Fete Du Slip festival in Lausanne, Switzerland on March 5th. Check out the full program here.

17.02.2016

Happy to announce that the Kickstarter-fundraising campaign for the film NO DEMOCRACY HERE is successfully completed! We started the editing process already, and the film will be hopefully done by April…

14.02.2016

Haaretz paper in Hebrew wrote an article about the performance artist and sex worker Queenie Bon Bon and sex work and performance art. In it, i’m interviewed along with Annie Sprinkle and Caoimhe Mader McGuinness. See it here.

29.01.2016

At long last I’ve begun a Kickstarter fundraising campaign to finance the editing and post-production of the film NO DEMOCRACY HERE. Support here!! And watch the great short video too.  You have until February 21. I hope to edit in February already.

01.12.2015

Pedro Marum wrote a review of the event PORNTUBES: SHARING THE EXPLICIT for the website Furtherfield, which also contains a review of my and PG Macioti’s presentation about sex work in the age of the internet. You can read it here.

27.11.2015

The full video from the event PORNTUBES: SHARING THE EXPLICIT is now available online, and it includes my and PG Macioti’s presentation about the role of the internet in shaping how the sex industry operates today. You can see it here. It’s long! our presentation starts at 1:12:20.

03.11.2015

Ulf Schleth wrote a review on his blog (in german) of the event PORNTUBES: SHARING THE EXPLICIT, in which PG Macioti and myself presented about the role of the internet in shaping how the sex industry operates today. The entry also contains an audio recording of our presentation, along with the entire panel. You can read and hear it here.

25.10.2015

I’m proud to be presenting a joint paper with PG Macioti about the role of the internet in shaping how the sex industry operates today at PORNTUBES: SHARING THE EXPLICIT on October 31st inKunstquartier Bethanien in Berlin. The event is presented by the Disruption Network Lab Berlin.

13.10.2015

Shaka McGlotten, an american scholar who’s been working on the issue of political drag, has just published an article called THE POLITICAL AESTHETICS OF DRAG on Metropolitics.eu. In it he explains his subject of research through a thorough examination and analysis of my work as a performer.

03.10.2015

On october 7th I’ll be performing my piece FLIRTING WITH TERRORISM: SURVIVAL TACTICS at Milena Berlin‘s RAUMumDICHTUNG 4. The event will take place at the unlikely location of Zum Goldenen Hahn in Berlin. Kostja Cello Front will also be performing.

02.10.2015

Yesterday i participated in a sex workers’ demo against a proposed law that will force all sex workers to register with the authorities, in front of the Ministry for Family Affairs in Berlin, in which i also gave a speech. The media was also there to write about it and to take picture of us, which you can see here and here.

20.08.2015

Yony Leyser’s film DESIRE WILL SET YOU FREE, in which i also play a small part, will be seeing its world premiere on August 28th at the Montreal Film Festival. Watch this space for information about further screenings.

02.07.2015

In addition to my performance at the festival ARE YOU FOR REAL? UMA VIAGEM AFROFUTURISTA DO BLAXPLOITATION AS UTOPIAS QUEER VISUAIS E SONORAS, i’ll also be making a book presentation for IN A QU*A*RE TIME AND PLACE by Tim Stüttgen. The book-presentation-event will take place at Galeria Ze Dos Bois on July 9th. It is presented by the Queer Lisboa Festival in Lisbon. You can find an invite for it here.

01.07.2015

I’ll be performing the piece RUNNING/THE BETTER HALF on a joint performance evening shared with Vaginal Davis at Galeria Ze Dos Bois in Lisbon on July 5th. The evening is a part of the festival ARE YOU FOR REAL? UMA VIAGEM AFROFUTURISTA DO BLAXPLOITATION AS UTOPIAS QUEER VISUAIS E SONORAS which is hosted by the Queer Lisboa Festival in Lisbon. Full festival program can be found here and here.

25.06.2015

A video of my presentation ORGANIZING FOR SEX WORKERS’ RIGHTS IN GERMANY: STRATEGIES AND CHALLENGES from last month’s conference WEAK RESISTANCE: EVERYDAY STRUGGLES AND THE POLITICS OF FAILURE is now online! watch it here, along with all other video presentation from the event.

01.06.2015

On June 6th I’ll be presenting on the topic of sex workers’ struggles in Germany at a panel on stigma- and anti-stigma-oriented organizing, which is a part of the GENDER AND MIGRATION CONFERENCE, held and organized by the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation in Berlin.

20.05.2015

I’ll be presenting the paper ORGANIZING FOR SEX WORKERS’ RIGHTS IN GERMANY: STRATEGIES AND CHALLENGES at a conference called WEAK RESISTANCE: EVERYDAY STRUGGLES AND THE POLITICS OF FAILURE on may 27th at The Institute for Cultural Inquiry in Berlin (ICI). Full conference information can also be found here.

21.03.2015

I’m honored to have taken a part in the queer-trans porn short film HELLO TITTY, directed Skyler Braeden Fox and Idan Sagiv Richter. It’s out now! First screenings are in Berlin on March 24th and Montreal on March 25th. You can see the trailer here, and check this space for information about future screenings.

20.03.2015

I’ll be giving a performance-lecture titled QU*A*RE TEMPORALITIES – BEING WITH TIMI, which will be a part of an extended workshop called QU*A*RE TEMPORALITIES, held collectively by myself, Nico Siepen, Margarita Tsomou and Diedrich Diederichsen. The workshop is dedicated to the book IN A QU*A*RE TIME AND PLACE by Tim Stüttgen, and is a part of the conference THINKING TOGETHER: THE POLITICS OF TIME at the Berliner Festspiele.

30.12.2014

Buzzfeed did an article reviewing the best of this year’s transgender art and culture, in which Tobaron Waxman’s exhibition WATCH ME WORK: WOMEN AND QUEER ECONOMIES which featured my performance WATCH ME WORK (and was named after it) from September of this year is prominently featured! read it here.

05.12.2014

Caty Simon just did an interview with artist Juniper Fleming about her project Reclamation and (Dis)Atonement  for the blog Tits and Sass. Fleming recreates classical art pieces which include a wide definition of sex workers by using modern day sex workers and photographing them. I’m honored to have worked with Juniper, and you can even see the piece in which I’m featured in this article.

10.11.2014

Tim Stüttgen‘s book IN A QU*A*RE TIME AND PLACE: POST-SLAVERY TEMPORALITIES, BLAXPLOITATION, AND SUN RA’S AFROFUTURISM BETWEEN INTERSECTIONALITY AND HETEROGENEITY just came out on the Berlin publishing house b_books, in collaboration with the Royal Danish Academy of Arts and Autonomedia Publishing in the U.S. I’m honored to have taken part in its collective editing process as a part of the Tim Stüttgen Archiv. You can also get it here.

30.10.2014

The Institute for Cultural Inquiry in Berlin (ICI) have uploaded a video of Shaka McGlotten’s talk THE POLITICAL AESTHETICS OF DRAG in which he brilliantly analyses my work to their servers! you can see it here.

29.10.2014

The Global Network of Sex Worker Projects (NSWP) wrote about German sex workers challanging proposals to a new prostitution law, the SEXARBEITS KONGRESS which was held in Berlin last month, and my opening speech in it. You can read it here.

28.10.2014

The Rosa Luxemburg Foundation in Berlin has uploaded a video of my public talk with Melissa Gira Grant. You can see it in its entirety on youtube here.

20.10.2014

A last-minute change made me the host and moderator of a public talk with Melissa Gira Grant, who’s book Playing the Whore has just been translated into german. The talk is in english, tonight at the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation in Berlin.

17.10.2014

Alja Lobnik of Radio Student in Ljubljana did a review of the City of Women festival in which my piece WATCH ME WORK is extensively reviewed. read or listen to it here.

12.10.2014

American queer scholar Shaka McGlotten is currently working on the topic of political drag, and i’m one of his subjects of research! on October 15th he’ll be giving a talk at the Institute for Cultural Inquiry in Berlin called POLITICAL AESTHETICS OF DRAG, which will feature three performers, amongst which is yours truly. The invites are here and here.

08.10.2014

Neža Mrevlje of siol.net wrote an article about WATCH ME WORK in slovenian which you can read here

07.10.2014

City of Women festival just did a great edited video of my performance  WATCH ME WORK at their festival. You can watch it on their website or on Vimeo.

01.10.2014

Happy to announce that I’ll be performing WATCH ME WORK at this year’s City of Women festival in Ljubljana on October 2nd. Info about the performance here and here.

25.09.2014

The TAGESSPIEGEL wrote an article about the SEXARBEITS KONGRESS, which extensively quotes from my speech at this event. Check it out here.

22.09.2014

I’m giving a talk at the SEXARBEITS KONGRESS in Berlin on September 24th. It’s called ‘PROSTITUTION – LÜCKEN ZWISCHEN REALITÄT UND ÖFFENTLICHER WAHRNEHMUNG’. For the full program, see here.

15.09.2014

The exhibition WATCH ME WORK: WOMEN AND QUEER ECONOMIES in Cologne’s BBK Matjoe Galerie will feature my performance WATCH ME WORK and even named the exhibition after it! The exhibition will feature an artist talk with yours truly on September 17th. the performance is at September 24th.

01.09.2014

I’ll be performing tonight in Berlin at Möbel Olfe at a benefit event for the Peer Projekt by Hydra, a sex workers’ project which i co-founded. Details about tonight here.

19.08.2014

Haaretz‘s Moshe Kutner did a feature article on me. It’s in Hebrew, it’s called ליעד קנטורוביץ מציגה: עבודת מין כפי שהיא באמת. You can see it here.

11.08.2014

German Television 3SAT Kulturzeit made my piece WATCH ME WORK a center feature in their review of Kampnagel‘s   ‘Fantasies That Matter: Images of Sexwork in Media and Art‘, festival. It’s called ‘IMAGES OF SEX WORK’.

o2.08.2014

In addition to WATCH ME WORK i’ll be participating in Annie Sprinkle’s piece ‘RITUAL FOR THE WHORES‘, also to be taking part in  ‘Fantasies That Matter: Images of Sexwork in Media and Art‘, a part of Kampnagel‘s Internationales Sommerfestival on 09.08.2014.

The following morning I’ll be joining Annie Sprinkle, Carol Leigh aka Scarlot harlot and Eise Jocson at the festival’s closing discussion ‘SELF-REPRESENTATION: SEX WORK AND ART WORK’. The full festival program is here

01.08.2014

Very proud to announce that my piece WATCH ME WORK will be featured at ‘Fantasies That Matter: Images of Sexwork in Media and Art‘, a very special part of Kampnagel‘s Internationales Sommerfestival. The show will take place on 09.08.2014 and more info can be found here.

28.04.2014

I’ll be giving a lecture titled “USE YOUR BODY LIKE A WEAPON” at the ACC Galerie Weimar today, in which I’ll be discussing my work, art and activism. More details here.

 

06.03.2014

I’ll be presenting a daylong seminar titled “USE YOUR BODY LIKE A WEAPON” which starts today, in which I’ll be discussing my work, art and activism, at the Art Academy of Tromso.

02.03.2014

The Forward’s Martyna Starosta did a great video-article about me called “AVANT-GUARDE ALIYA TO BERLIN”. See it here and here.

22.12.2013

 Alphanova & Galerie Futura published some documentation from my performance WATCH ME WORK, which happened this past month. Check out the photos here and here.

12.12.2013

My performance WATCH ME WORK will be presented at Alphanova & Galerie Futura in Berlin today. It will be followed by a discussion about sex work. More details here.

 

14.11.2013

Tamara Kramer’s radio program ‘Shtetl on the Shortwave‘s latest episode ‘BERLIN, GYPSY, JEWISH & GAY’ is based in Berlin, and it features an interview with yours truly. Check it out here or on the show’s itunes episode 35

12.07.2013

A presentation of my performance WATCH ME WORK will be featured at Guerrilla Pornfare: Art and the Politics of Porn as a part of Performing Porn (after the computer became boring) event, in }performance space{ gallery in collaboration with CUNTemporary, London.

11.05.2013

Presenting on the topic of homonationalism and pinkwashing in Israel-Palestine with Yossi Bartal at this year’s Marx is Muss Conference. see also here for the full listings.


12.04.2013

My performance of WAS ÜBRIG BLEIBT/WHAT’S LEFT OF… recommended and reviewed by Missy Magazine and Zitty Magazine.

08.03.2013

WAS ÜBRIG BLEIBT/WHAT’S LEFT OF… – an installation by Aurora Kellerman and a performance by yours truly about sex work in Berlin will return the Ballhaus Ost for additional showings on April 11, 12 and 14.

05.03.2013
Lecturing at the Lafer Center for Gender Studies’ Conference “ON POWER AND CHOICE: A CRITICAL DISCUSSION ABOUT THE SEX INDUSTRY IN ISRAEL” at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem on March 6th. As a promo for the event, I was also interviewed at Gabi Gazit’s radio program on 103FM in Israel-Palestine.

27.02.2013

WAS ÜBRIG BLEIBT/WHAT’S LEFT OF… reviewed by eNtR berlin

02.02.2013

WAS ÜBRIG BLEIBT/WHAT’S LEFT OF… reviewed by Neues Deutchland newspaper

26.01.2013

WAS ÜBRIG BLEIBT/WHAT’S LEFT OF… – an installation by Aurora Kellerman and a performance by Anita Groschen and yours truly about sex work in Berlin will premiere at Ballhaus Ost on February 1st with additional showings on February 2nd and 3rd.

 24.01.2013

972 Magazine listed a picture from my upcoming project DEMOCRACY IN ISRAEL (title pending) as one of the leading images from the Israeli Elections Day. See the picture here and here

15.12.2012

Selected for a short residency at Berlin’s BALLHAUS OST in order to partake in the performance WAS ÜBRIG BLEIBT/WHAT’S LEFT (OF…) in early February. More information to follow.

28.10.2012

Speaking at IN BED OFFSCREEN, a panel discussion about sex workers and their relationships with their partners at the 7th PORN FILM FESTIVAL BERLIN.

21.10.2012

Performing at MEAT/ING IN THE INTERNET, as a part of the ISRAELI FILM FESTIVAL BERLIN

19.10.2012

Speaking at WHY BERLIN?, a panel discussion about artists who moved to Berlin from Israel at the ISRAELI FILM FESTIVAL BERLIN

 28.09.2012

The film CONFLICT OF IDENTITY, in which I am featured, will premiere on 29.09.2012 at the Kotti Shop Gallery. The film is a part of the DESIDERATA-Berliner Festtage der Wünsche

15.03.2012

Performing at THE LIDO Berlin, as a part of the BERLIN FEMME SHOW.

24.02.2012

Annika Bunse of the BERLINER GAZETTE reviewed my performance ‘WATCH ME WORK’ and the accompanying panel ‘COMMERCIALIZING EROS’ which were featured on the 2012 TRANSMEDIALE PROGRAM.

16.02.2012

so, i found out that my performance ‘WATCH ME WORK‘ has been reviewed by two blogs.

the first is thee blog BELLEZAINTRAMUSCULAR, which belongs to MARIA BALA.

the second is the blog GIRLSWHOLIKEPORNO of maria llopis.

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