Singer Katja von Kassel will be presenting her performance at GFEST 2010 Performances @ Cochrane Theatre, Southampton Row, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 4AP. Box Office: 020 7269 1606
Saturday 20 Nov / 7.30 PM
More info on: http://www.gaywisefestival.org.uk/performance.php
FULL GFEST – Gaywise FESTival 2010 programme on: http://www.gaywisefestival.org.uk/
GFEST 2010 ‘quickfire’ Q & A with Katja :
What are you doing right now?
I am working on some new ideas because I am going back in the studio tomorrow.
How do you look at your own art?
It’s part of my everyday life. I just live it.
How is your work or practice relevant today to be a part of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) or queer art work?
My natural style has no boundaries. I love performing in front of appreciative audiences.
Tell us your reasons for presenting your work as part of GFEST 2010?
I am using pop electro beats mixed with a sultry Marlene Dietrich tone. I want to be part of such an important occasion as GFEST 2010 because I enjoyed the experience so much last year.
Do you see your work as ‘gay or queer art work’?
I don’t feel that in music, identities are gender based. People are people.
How do you resource your practice?
I am just taking day by day.
How well do you publicise or market your work?
I am on myspace, facebook, twitter and I have my own website under my name. We have just filmed a music video “Lies” which I have posted on YouTube.
The next thing I am looking for is support from a record company.
How would you like yourself to be known?
I like to be known as a consistent professional performer who enjoys appearing before a live audience.
How do you see tomorrow’s ‘gay or queer art’ scene?
It is a very strong scene and is growing everyday. It would be good to gain more wide spread recognition.
A single wish?
To make my living performing music.
Thanks Katja and best wishes from GFEST.
LONDON: GAY ART FESTIVAL : GFEST 2010 showreel on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwJ9UWJX1fg
GFEST 2010 images on http://www.flickr.com/photos/GFEST
GFEST 2010 Performers: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gfest/sets/72157624995681186/
More info on GFEST – Gaywise FESTival (GFEST for short) web: http://www.gaywisefestival.org.uk/GFEST Artistic Director: Niranjan Kamatkar
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