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Hotline/chatline/inconversation connected/selected

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Jamila Johnson-Small & Sara Sassanelli

HOTLINE aims to be a critical space for debate and interaction. An itinerant space for provocations & opinions, beyond your bedroom and beyond your Facebook feed. A space to get inside the heads of artists, performers, friends, friends of friends and unknowns - to spread the love the hate the ambivalence the complexity the conversation.

Each HOTLINE session takes place in a different space – we’re interested in the ways that environment affects conversation and we're running from formality and institutionalisation. We are interested in the growing demand for artists to be present, in ways beyond the show/exhibition/text. We ‘curate’ - if you can call it that - the events based on our own intrigue and attractions, and there are no given themes or topics of conversation.

Contributors/Line Up:
CHLOE AYODEJI FILANI // MIRA KAUTTO // VICTORIA SIN


Chloe AyoDeji Filani

Chloe AyoDeji Filani: artist, black feminist loud mouth poet and self preservationist, working and writing on the life experiences of a binary black trans woman. Last performing a piece that focused on the body, a combination of poetry reading and using pop music that was broken down to play with each other, in this storytelling experience. In collaboration with fellow artist Shenece Oretha creating the music. This was at Rosies and Hannah @gaybar queer utopian art space. Also curating a night there called "Swaying feels with Black Sirens", that centered black women queer, cis trans and femmes, artist and Dj's.

Mira Kautto

Mira Kautto is a 30 year old person, 163 cm tall weighing about 50 kilos. Kautto was born on 4.11.1986 around three in the morning in Jyväskylä, Finland, and has three younger siblings. Kautto has lived in four different towns and cities in three different countries, speaks four languages and has flown approximately 114 times. Kautto has consumed approximately 10 316 pills during the past seven years to treat a chronic condition. In 2017 Kautto has so far seen six contemporary dance performances and three films, slept in four different beds, been to one birthday party and driven a car for 19 hours. In 2016 Kautto applied funding for a total of 219 000 euros for various dance related projects, and received 1400 euros, LOL.

Victoria Sin


Victoria Sin is a London based artist concerned with the experience of the physical within the social body. Their work explores desire, identification and objectification within systems of looking and reification of ideal images within technologies of representation. They work across performance, moving image, writing, installation, and print, and use drag as a tool to challenge expectations and attitudes on femme identities and how images and iconography of femininity are produced, inscribed, and performed.

Their long term project, Dream Babes, explores speculative fiction as a productive strategy of queer resistance, invading existing narratives around naturalised states of sex, gender and race, imaging futurity that does not depend on existing historical and social infrastructure.


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