Spiegelgasse 1, 8001 Zurich,
Opening: Friday, June 5, 15:00,
Opening times: Friday, June 5, 12.30-17:00,
Saturday, June 6 & Sunday, June 7, 12.30-00:00

Participants: Anna Frei & Anne Käthi Wehrli & Lucie Kolb (CH), Annie Sprinkle & Elizabeth Stephens (US), Aurora Reinhard (FI), Barbara Hammer (US), Beni Bischof (CH), Brice Dellsperger (F), Carmen Mörsch (CH/D), Chris Regn (CH/D) & Eva Kietzmann (D) & Karin Kröll (D), code flow (CH), Discoteca Flaming Star (D/ES) & François Boué (F), Gisèle Schindler (CH), Grrrl Zine Network (Elke Zobl & Haydeé Jiménez), Hans Scheirl & Ursula Pürrer (AT), Hans-Ulrich Obrist (UK/CH), I LOVE 69 POPGEJU (CZ), Jakob Lena Knebl (AT), Jana Štepànovà (CZ), Judith Schönenberger (CH), Karin Michalski (D), Katja Schenker (CH), Lady Flo (F), Lenka Klodovà (CZ), Line Karlstrøm (S/DK), Lorenzö (F), Marc Siegel (D/US), Mosh Mosh (D/CH), Nobody, Rayelle Niemann (CH), Renate Lorenz & Pauline Boudry (D/CH), Sabina Baumann (CH), Sands Murray-Wassink (NL/US), Sarah Jäger (CH), Stella Glitter (CH), Stephan Brülhart (CH), The Centre of Attention (UK), Tim Blue (D/US)

and other archive material…

Idea and co-ordination: Dimitrina Sevova, with the active support and inspiration of Anna Frei, Anne Käthi Wehrli and Lucie Kolb and the entire Offpride – the alternative queer festival organizing working group and queer scene

Web: Anna Frei, Lucie Kolb

thanks for your support: Esther Eppstein (message salon downtown at Perla Mode), Shedhalle, F+F, freymond-guth & co fine ARTS, all the participants

Perla Mode


Langstrasse 84 / Brauerstrasse 37, 8004 Zurich,
Opening times: Friday, June 5, 14.00-00.00, Saturday, June 6 & Sunday, June 7, 14.00-18.00

Participants: Grrrl Zine collection by Grrrl Zine Network (Elke Zobl and Haydeé Jiménez), I LOVE 69 POPGEJU (CZ), Jana Štepánová (CZ), Judith Schönenberger (CH), Lorenzö (F/I), Nobody, Sabina Baumann (CH), Sarah Jäger (CH), Sands Murray-Wassink (NL/US), The Centre of Attention (UK), Tim Blue (US/D)

Table library of important queer books, from art books to theoretical and historical texts, laid out on a table and available for interaction, reading and inspiration throughout the three days of the exhibition.

Perla Mode



In «you can find me in the lexicon, in the lexicon» queerness is asserted, placed and tested in selected archives. Fictions are slipped in and references made. Thus, for instance, the archive serves as a setting to renewing public testimonial, a temporary rewriting of history. The documentary, which has long been perceived as the image of the world, here becomes the world as image. From the 5th to the 7th of June, guided tours, public readings, performances will intervene in existing archives that bear no obvious relation to queerness. In their interplay, the archive and the works performed therein influence each other, bringing to light other connections by following and rewriting on-going narratives.

Download: Programme

special thanks to: Judith Welter & migros museum für gegenwartskunst, Philipp Hofstetter & Archiv für Zeitgeschichte, Rolf Dewald, DESO Radiomuseum, Dieter Studer & Phonogrammarchiv, Dimitrina Sevova, all the artists: Simone Schardt, Martin Büsser, Salome Golliez, Stella Glitter, Michaela Melian, wire less choir, Rae Spoon, Terre Thaemlitz, Eran Schaerf, Eva Meyer, Marthe van Dessel, Kaspar Surber, Kamerateam: Riikka Tauriainen, Urslé von Mathilde, Sarah Jäger, Florian Bachmann, Maria Sigrist, Foto: Lena Reiser, Research: Sara Bernasconi, Philipp Messner, Web: Felix Eggmann