Feminist and queer festival Red Dawns starts online

Ljubljana – The 22nd international feminist and queer festival Red Dawns will open on Friday with an exhibition of posters from Polish women’s strike entitled To jest wojna. All events will be held online.

The exhibition of protest posters presenting the role of Polish female visual artists in the battle against a ban on abortion will be on display at the Alkatraz gallery at the AKC Metelkova between Monday and Friday until 26 March and will also be available online.

On Sunday, the Silver Thistle for the most sexist statement of 2020 will be conferred by the festival’s organisers in cooperation with web portal Spol.si.

On Tuesday, 9 March, Danijela Zajc will stage her performance Niti, which was created at the Cirkusarna NaokROG at the demolished alternative art centre Rog.

According to the author, the performance is inspired by her own experience of living in a traditional environment through which she tries to understand life, and the actions of her grandmothers, mother and sisters while searching for her own place within those relationships.

Music band Balans from Ljubljana will bring music to a poetry reading that will be organised in cooperation with the platform IGNOR.

Asja Novak will lecture about Albanian sworn virgins and present the campaign for redefining rape under the slogan Only Yes Means Yes in cooperation with the 8 March Institute.

The festival will wrap up on 11 March with live broadcast of music performance by Ingver in Gverilke, which will be followed by a video and music performance by Federico Luza Da geht di Sonne unter!