TRANSCENDING IDENTITIES: LIGHTS AND SHADOWS OF IDENTITY POLITICS IN THE CLUB AND FESTIVAL SCENES
Panel by marum, lou drago, Bruno Trigo aka Phoebe, and Frankie Hutchinson
What is the value of diversity? Should we debate identity over talent? What is talent? What are the tensions between gatekeeping and accessibility?
Over the past years, the critique of exclusion and monoculture have reshaped how we understand power and access in electronic music spaces, like clubs and festivals. Within artist line ups, team composition, vibe curation, door selection, anti-discrimination and safer spaces policies, there is an increased awareness of the importance of including marginalised or underrepresented people.
At the same time, the co-optation of identity politics by powerful players (festivals, clubs…) can be dishonest and self-serving, by giving the i mpression to be inclusive on the surface, while actually perpetuating exploitation in many hidden ways.
Join moderator marum and panelists lou drago, Bruno Trigo aka Phoebe, and Frankie Decaiza Hutchinson. Expanding on the conversation of radical love, this is a complex but needed discussion on both the importance of diversity and the pitfalls of identity politics
How can we move towards collective transcendence without darkening the fractal light of infinite identitities?