JG Danso is Resident Poet of the Villa Vida Café Vienna and an intersectional equalities advisor. In this show she will read two poems ‚Croc in quarantine‘ and ‚In a Drag Box‘. The poems and discussion looks at the ways in which post normal Corona presents an opportunity to dismantle traditional gender roles at home and why this is urgently needed. She also talks about her love of drag as an artform and the hope that Corona will increase the number of public safer spaces for queer gender expression, both on and offline.
In a Drag Box is a poem taken from JG Danso’s illustrated poetry exhibit “Inaugurations” which is currently on at the Villa Vida Café at the Türkis Rosa Lila Villa, one of Vienna’s oldest LGBTQA+ community centers. Her work can also be found online on Facebook and Instagram @ JGDanso.
Audio Editor: Heather Marina Saenz
Show links: Interview with JG Danso on black queer liberation https://cba.fro.at/462642
Artists featured in Inaugurations Exhibit:
La Vienísima (Austria): @lavienisima and Facebook
Ani Ganzala (Brazil):@ganzalarts
LOLA Herself (Portugal): @lolaherself and Lolaherself on Facebook
Patroqle (France): @patroqle and https://patroqle-illustration.fr
Zahira Kelly-Cabrera (U.S.A. + Dominican Republic): @bad_dominicana2.0 , columns and artwork @ http://zahira.co/about
Pea the Feary (U.S.A.): @peathefeary, https://www.peathefeary.com
Brandon Paints (U.S.A.): @brandonpaints