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Killjoy’s Kastle is a performance and immersive visual art installation by artists Allyson Mitchell and Deirdre Logue. Finding its roots in queer feminist critique and “traditional” haunted houses, Killjoy’s Kastle is comprised of sculptural objects constructed and activated by local and international artists who take on the roles of polyamorous vampiric sex positive grannies, “lesbian” zombie folk singers, riot ghouls and demented women’s studies professors—to name just a few of the many monsters that haunt this art project.
Killjoy’s Kastle is inspired by current anxieties over changing social and personal landscapes, especially for LGTBQIA communities. This queer fun house activates a litany of current and historical stereotypes using an intersectional mirror to reflect and shatter the ways in which women, trans and gender non-conforming individuals are made into monsters by mainstream society, acting as an archive and think tank to playfully mourn and exorcise feminist histories, demons and ghosts.
Killjoy’s Kastle is an inclusive and trans-affirming project. They embrace the identities and histories of all who enter their haunted home.
Killjoy’s Kastle is free and open to the public. Arrive early to ensure entrance
October 16 6-10 PM
October 17 6-10 PM
October 18 6-10 PM
October 19 6-10 PM
October 20 1-5 PM
October 23 6-10 PM
October 24 6-10 PM
October 25 6-10 PM
October 26 6-10 PM
October 27 1-5 PM
This event is wheelchair accessible
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