After a short break we are finally sharing pictures from our WE DEY eXit party on the 30th of April  ❤

 

Thanks to everyone who came through! it was so great to see all of our events and all the people who were part of our journey over the last 2 years spread all around the walls of X space! an evening full of hugs, words of care, gratitude and love 🙌🏾 thanks to everybody who co-organised, participated in the exhibitions and events that happened at #wedeyxspace thanks to everyone who helped us through out this beautiful journey-

WE SEE YOU
thanks to XANA who came all the way from London and Vienna based Mzamo of Bicha Boo Collective for playing the tunes that moved our bodies all night ❤
#bpocartspacevienna #collectivehealing #followyourdreams #qtpoc #qpoc #cutiebpoclove #letgoandgrow

pedra Kopie“THE SOUTHERN ASS STUDIES” by Pêdra Costa
11th – 14th of April 2019

We are excited to announce Pêdra Costa’s first solo exhibition curated by Jota Mombaça at WE DEY x SPACE.

Rethinking the dynamics of the world from the perspective of The Southern Ass demands a radical reframing of what a body really represents in a world consisting of a misdistribution of violence, brutal binarism and racializing assemblages. Here, we view it from below, and, thus, we read the socius in its density, framing both the breaches of the system and the ways the system reproduces itself.

Pêdra Costa’s trajectory is one of a radical commitment to the questions that their work entails, since these are not mere topics of investigation, but places in which their own body and their communities can make room to grow and unfold their own critical apparatus. The ass and, therefore, the anal becomes a force which is both conceptual as well as embodied.

The Southern Ass Studies, the first solo show by Pêdra Costa, is an attempt at drawing a “situated overview” of the emergence of this field of studies, utilizing their body of work as an emblematic archive for this process. The de_colon_isation series, as well as previous works (such as Verarschung and Solange, tô aberta!), lie at the core of the exhibition’s narrative, which also consists of gathered text fragments, (mis)translations and invisible forces.

About the artist:
Berlin based Pêdra Costa (Brazil, 1978) works with her body, presenting Performance Art, making videos and writing, using complex and fragmented epistemologies from queer communities, being contaminated by knowledge almost completely destroyed by the colonial project and remembering radical caring against the lack of opportunities of living. They engages the political aesthetics of post-porn and anti-colonial strategies. They faces failure every day, transforming failure into creative force, in connection with mixed and forgotten ancestralities.

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* VERNISSAGE:
11th of April 6-10pm
dj set by Bicha Boo Collective

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OPENING HOURS:
12.04 – 5pm-8pm
13.04 – 5pm-9pm Artist Talk at 6pm

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FINISSAGE:
14th of April 5pm -10pm
dj set by Bicha Boo Collective
food and drinks

fb event pic: by Szu Zach
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Accessibility Infos:

X SPACE is accessible via a ramp. The ramp is 76 cm wide and the slope is 9 %. For more information please contact us!
The closest wheelchair accessible toilet is @ Café Oben, Urban-Loritz-Platz. It’s a five minutes distance.

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about WE DEY x space

WE DEY x space is dedicated to amplify the art and culture production for and by Queer/Trans*/Inter/Black People/People of Color

WE DEY x space aims to center marginalised voices, perspectives, knowledges and experiences from different diasporas

WE DEY x space will host exhibitions, workshops, kitchen table talks and film screenings around the topics of decolonial art production, community, self-care, empowerment.

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  • Future of WE DEY x SPACE- the last month

Most of you know already that by the end of April 2019 the lease for WE DEY x SPACE at Kandlgasse 24 will expire. It is hard for us to see WE DEY x SPACE (in this form) coming to an end, but there is so much to still see and experience! Lets celebrate together the last two months of WE DEY x SPACE as we know it!!

The last two years have been amazing and I am extremely thankful for all the people I met and so many things that I learned during the process. But it also meant a lot of work that I and the WE DEY collective would not be able to continue in this precarious situation. Out of all the public funding we applied for, we only received a single one (!) covering about 10% of our actual costs. We were able to pay rent because of generous donations from family, friends and community members. But all the time, love and thought that went into the Open Call, programming, administration and running of the space went unpaid which we cannot keep it up any longer. We tried to find ways of anti-capitalist organising so that we could balance the fact that we only have little funding for travel and production costs that goes to the invited artists and organisers with love and care of hosting them at the queer housing project of TürkisRosaLilaVilla. We want to create safer spaces for the artists in residence and are grateful for all the local and international QTI/BIPoCs that still participate without getting paid.

Even after the end of x SPACE, WE DEY will continue to focus on questions of how can we create spaces for art and knowledge production while at the same time survive the capitalist white supremacist reality in Vienna? How can we create safer spaces for QTI/BIPoC`s and share knowledge and utopian ideas?

  • Programm until end of lease April 2019

Let’s enjoy the time we have left and come together for a group exhibition WE DEY x SALON curated by Esther Ojo and Janine Jembere, solo shows by Pêdra Costa & Jota Mombaça, workshops and empowerment sessions by Maisha Auma, Paola Bacchetta and Fatima El-Tayeb, a tattoo residency by Tattoo it Louder, a Body. Love. Movement! BIPoC Dance Workshop by Mzamo Nondlwana and a healing circle by Tobi Adebajo. Of course our ongoing projects such as our bi-weekly BIPoC Yin Yoga class by Geneviève, weekly BIPoC/Queer Barber Pop Up and Pilates Class by Betül, our last two Self Care Sundays for and by Black/Brown/Indigenous/of Color Women*/Non-Binary/Trans*/Inter/Femmes and BIPOC Mental Health Circle with Parissima will also continue until we have to leave x SPACE.

On the 30th of April we will say goodbye to our beloved X SPACE with a closing party with live performances by XANA and many more!

Current Program:

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Mzamo Jama Nondlwana’s last movement workshop at WE DEY x SPACE ♥ ♥ ♥
Write us an email, if you want to attend: we.dey.in(at)gmail.com. ♥

This a space centering queer/ trans*/inter/non-binary people but all Black/Indigenous/People of Color are welcome!

This is a workshop class where we use movement to explore different possibilities and challenge our limitation through physicality and imagination. We will explore elements such as the voice, theatricality, movement and emotions as empowering tools. Let us take a moment to meet, to free the body of its own limitation. Let us go through a journey to discover new hidden gems using our bodies. Open all your senses, discover how the smell changes, how your vision elevates your fantasy, how dense the taste of your thoughts is. This is an experiment. There are no mistakes but only ‘what ifs’.

limited spaces available so please sign up via our email adress!

Last 2 BPoC Self Care Day for Women*/Non-Binary/Trans*/Inter/Femmes at WE DEY x SPACE ♥
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* Sonntag, 24. März 2019; 15:00 – 18:00
Self Care Sunday x Healing Session with Tobi Nicole Adebajo

Collective healing is a language of conversation that is infinite and urgent. When black and brown folx come together with honest intentions, for whatever reason/s – the results can be beautiful and transformative. This is why we invite you to Self-care Sunday – because caring for the self does not have to mean isolation.
Spiritual and emotional health is not enough a part of our daily considerations as it should be – especially as BiPOC – This space aims to unpack this. Serving as a preparatory time that can help us consider the many ways we can make our spiritual practices symbiotic with our ever evolving lives.

Formulating answers to questions such as what does blessings mean to each of us? and how we can manifest that through our varying routines?
We will gather with the clear intention of creating practical, useful, decolonial and ancestrally rooted approaches to guide us on our journey/s towards healing & existing intentionally.

You are invited to bring along with you (optionally) a piece of writing that you would like to share in a safe space with like minded folx, a white item, some shells, an item that holds a lot of meaning to / for you

Writing materials will be provided – although it is welcomed and perfectly understandable if you already have your individual journals/books for ritualistic introspection.

About the facilitator:
Tobi Nicole Adebajo is a community-focused Queer, Non- Binary Activist, Educator, Hair Stylist, Parent, Poet, Performer, Singer, Writer & Yoruba Spiritual Practitioner who works with prowess – centring their work on the depths and nuances of topics such as queer love, politics, g(end)er & Yoruba culture.
They’ve performed and shared works and projects in various venues around Nigeria & Europe, continuing to create pieces that resonate with many.

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To our invitation policy:
These events are specifically for Black/Brown/of Color Women*/Non-Binary/Trans*/Inter/Femmes! Please don’t assume anyones gender identity or pronouns – ask everyone for their preferred pronouns.

Cis Men (means men who were assigned male at birth and identify with it) and white people are not invited to our BPoC SelfCare Sundays.
♥ If you want to support WE DEY, please do that by supporting us financially and coming to events which are open to the public ♥

Accessibility: 
X SPACE is accessible via a ramp. The ramp is 76 cm wide and the slope is 9 %. For more information please contact us!
The closest wheelchair accessible toilet is @ Café Oben, Urban-Loritz-Platz. It’s a five minutes distance.

x SPACE is transformed into x SALON for 10 Days.

Timetable:

* Donnerstag, 14. März 2019; 18:00 – 22:00
Salon Opening – open to all!
Live Performance by Enesi M.
DJ Set by eenyonam from BB
https://www.facebook.com/events/604024266735926/

* Mittwoch, 20. März 2019; 15:00 – 20:00
Black Barber Pop Up by Tobi Nicole Adebajo and @braids_vienna – for Black Folx only

* Samstag, 23. März 2019; 15:00 – 18:00
Black D.I.Y. Hair Workshop by Tobi Nicole Adebajo (sign up via mail – we.dey.in@gmail.com) – for Black Folx only
https://www.facebook.com/events/2238474479804207/

* Samstag, 23. März 2019; 19:00 – 22:00
Salon Closing – open to all!
with food and drinks in a relaxed atmosphere

* Sonntag, 24. März 2019; 15:00 – 18:00 – for BIPoC Women*/Non-Binary/Trans*/Inter/Femmes
Self Care Sunday x Healing Session with Tobi Nicole Adebajo
https://www.facebook.com/events/378083712746888/

we dey x salon
about x SALON

x SALON brings together different creative positions that address the topic of hair and culture in a very broad sense. The everyday, the vernacular, the intimate and the personal find space in this installation.

It is inspired by Kerry James Marshalls painting “School of Beauty, School of Culture”.
Just like the painting, which depicts a thriving, vivid, black owned hair salon, we celebrate black beauty and culture and encourage black subjects to claim their style.

With x SALON we open up a space to gather, talk, share and care, heal, enjoy and re-treat.

x SALON is your favourite hair salon, your best friends living room and a place to learn and celebrate your style.

with:
Tobi Nicole Adebajo
@braids_vienna
Teresa Batagraphia
Enesi M.
eenyonam from B&B
Terisha Harris
Abiona Esther Ojo

x SALON is curated by Janine Jembere and Abiona Esther Ojo

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Accessibility Infos:

X SPACE is accessible via a ramp. The ramp is 76 cm wide and the slope is 9 %. For more information please contact us!
The closest wheelchair accessible toilet is @ Café Oben, Urban-Loritz-Platz. It’s a five minutes distance.

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about WE DEY x space

WE DEY x space is dedicated to amplify the art and culture production for and by Queer/Trans*/Inter/Black People/People of Color

WE DEY x space aims to center marginalised voices, perspectives, knowledges and experiences from different diasporas

WE DEY x space will host exhibitions, workshops, kitchen table talks and film screenings around the topics of decolonial art production, community, self-care, empowerment.