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Glitter HOLE presents an evening of performance on the theme of protest and the pursuit of personal and collective freedoms, responding to and interacting with the work of British artist and filmmaker Derek Jarman. With contributions from Chris Hinojosa, Rosa Tralee, Smilin’ Kanker and Stefan Fae, we will celebrate the legacy of underground queer performance and collectivity in Dublin’s past, present and future.

Presented in the Project Spaces, Glitter HOLE founder Beth Hayden, will curate a special evening to celebrate queer performances to complement the CHROMA programme at IMMA. Featured projects at IMMA include Club Chroma by artist and designer Niall Sweeney of Pony Ltd and ThisIsPopBaby who transform the gallery into a glittering stage for celebrating colourful community, with a manifesto of subverting conformity through dancing, dressing up and having fun.

Tickets are €12 and include a complementary drink.
This is an over 18s event. 

The Programme

The programme features acts from Glitter HOLE Collective, a DJ set from Bambi and performances from special invited guests.

Performers include:

Stefan Fae (Stephen Quinn) is a queer cabaret performer, actor and co-founder of the queer performance event SPICEBAG based in Dublin. See more details here.

As Smilin’ Kanker, Ciarán O’Keefe won the Alternative Miss Ireland title in 2009 and is advocate for alternative queer performance in Ireland. Ciarán is a graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York and of The Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dun Laoghaire, where he currently lectures in photography and performance. See more details here.

Rosa Tralee is a writer, performer and public intellectual based in Belfast.

Chris Hinojosa is currently based in Dublin, in residence at A4 Sounds studios. Hinojosa’s practice concerns the stage as an opportunity for the suspension of disbelief, the reclamation of space, and fantasy as mechanisms for shifting power dynamics. See more details here.

Please note some of the performance may contain adult themes and nudity.

Glitter HOLE are a queer collective from Ireland with an interest in pop, camp, and the politics and the creation of queer space.

IMMA presents Glitter HOLE: Protest! in the context of CHROMA a public programme that brings together artists, creative practitioners, educators, activists and designers to respond to methodologies of queer thinking and ideas of ‘intersectionality’ and ‘protest’ as it relates to IMMA’s current programme – Derek Jarman, PROTEST!; Desire: A Revision from the 20th Century to the Digital Age and IMMA Archive: 1990s, From the Edge to the Centre.

Glitter HOLE Collective

Glitter HOLE is a queer performance collective from Ireland with an interest in pop, camp, and the politics and creation of queer space. Glitter HOLE hosts queer performance events promoting a DIY ethos, the inclusion of all members of the LGBTQ community, and the very queer tradition of laughing in the face of adversity.

Glitter HOLE made their debut in November 2016, and since have performed shows at Outburst Arts, Belfast, Dublin Fringe Festival, winning the 2018 Judges’ Choice award for The Fianna Fellatio Party Launch, and Body&Soul Festival. Glitter HOLE also perform Drag Story Time events for children, such as at Party in the Park as part of the International Literature Festival Dublin, and GAZE International LGBT Film Festival.