Queer and Feminist Art Practices: How to start a campaign with art and transform activism into an artwork?
13: 50-14: 10 CET 27/05/2021
Tingting Wei will share her practices which interweave art and activism throughout the past decade, including The Vagina Monologues shows, Queer University Digital Filmmaking Training Camps and the anti-domestic violence and feminist activist campaigns “Injured Brides.”She will also discuss queer artistic and documentary filmmaking and reflect the relationship between art and social activism.
Tingting Wei is a Chinese LGBT and Feminist activist. She studied sociology and anthropology in college. She has begun to engage in the feminist and LGBT movement since 2007. At that time, she organized the famous show The Vagina Monologues in Wuhan. She is the co-founder of the national bisexual network in China, the founder of Guangzhou Gender and Sexuality Education Center, and the committee/counselor of several LGBT and feminist organizations. She is one of the feminists who got arrested in 2015, who was given the title “feminist five” in China. Wei was listed in “10 of the Most Inspiring Feminists of 2015” by MS Magazine in the US. She is also a psychology counselor, writer, documentary producer and director. The film We Are Here was produced by her and was screened in many countries. So far, she has directed and produced several films and documentaries: We Are Here (2015), Queer India (2016), and Bi China (2017), which have been screened in many countries.