Oral histories: Iossif Vardakis

Beginning this season’s programme, we host the fifth in our series of oral history discussions. This time our guest is Iossif Vardakis, a filmmaker and activist based in Athens. Iossif has just completed the first Greek documentary on the LGBTI scene of the AKOE era and will confide to Fil Ieropoulos personal stories about suburban […]

Real/Fake/Drag/Meat – Sophia Efstathiou & Chicks on Speed

If drag exposes the performativity/artificiality of gender can plant-based meats produce new definitions of ‘realness’ when it comes to food? Learning from queer and feminist politics, Real/Fake/Drag/Meat messes with definitions of ‘natural’ and ‘fake’ while maintaining a playful attitude. LALA presents the artistic research collaboration between Chicks on Speed and the project MEATigation, led by […]

Ron Athey – short films at LALA

Legendary body performance artist Ron Athey in a unique evening at LALA will share with us a few short films from his archives. There will be a Q&A session afterward with Angel Torticollis

Films & discussion with Jürgen Brüning

Jürgen Brüning is a Berlin-based film producer and director. Helming projects by queer luminaries such as Dennis Cooper, Cheryl Dunye, Thunska Pansittivorakul, G.B. Jones, Shu Lea Cheang, Maria Beatty, Emilie Jouvet, Lior Shamriz, and Ela Troyano, Brüning produced Bruce LaBruce’s debut feature, No Skin Off My Ass and most of the filmmaker’s subsequent projects. We […]

Eva Stefani “Nights & Days of Dimitra K” with Q&A

ΛΑΛΑ hosts the work of Eva Stefani, with a screening of “The Box” (2004) and “Days and Nights of Dimitra K” (2021). We will be joined by Eva and Dimitra who will discuss with Fil Ieropoulos the intricacies of creating a documentary, both from the perspective of the filmmaker and the subject of the film. […]

Me, myself and Generative AI: a discussion

GTP-3, DALL-3, Stable Diffusion – is AI stealing our art? The debate is on. Some Artists refuse to provide data to feed the AI so that it won’t plagiarize their artwork and steal their muse- could this be a tad bit overreacting? Can we not see AI as another new tool to enhance our creative […]

Oral histories: George Tsitiridis

George Tsitiridis, a comet with a dense course, lands at LALA!!! He will discuss with Fo Kakari about his childhood in Germany, the cinema studies, the creation of Screw and Fagazine magazines. From Thessaloniki Pride to writing the book “The Roma of Thessaloniki” he came about and spearheaded the LGBT community and activism. This discussion […]

Oral histories: Veronique Tromokratisch

Veronique Tromokratisch, ΛΑΛΑ’s protector/megapatron, outsider artist, drag freak and fashion icon, who will discuss her life, her (queer?) small-town experience, her transvestite identity with Angelos Tortikolis. The discussion will be held in Greek. This discussion is the second one in a series of personal life sharing sessions by LGBTQI+ people in LALA, in the context […]

IDÉES FIXES / DIES IRAE screening with live commentary by Antoinetta Angelidi

For the first time with parallel live commentary by the film director, we screen the radically feminist, revolutionary in form and content, avant-garde film IDÉES FIXES / DIES IRAE (Variations on the Same Subject, 1977) by Antoinetta Angelidi. A film on the representations of female body in contemporary art, about “gender as construction and not […]

Identity & the metaverse: In conversation with Amir Fattal and Sasha Katz

The digital world is evolving at unprecedented speed, with increasingly sophisticated digital tools allowing us to create parallel realities. Virtual gaming, image alteration, Web3, artificial intelligence, and the coming metaverse are becoming more woven into the fabric of our lives, creating a new realm where we can alter and reimagine ourselves. Self-styled avatars interact with […]