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Festival Programme

21st of June

At ARoS, Aros Allé 2, 8000 Aarhus

13.30-15.00: Taking Space Visually

Real Princesses workshop with Linn Lorenzen

15.00-16.00: Princess Parade through ARoS

19.30-20.00: The QUEER QUILT

22nd of June

At Ridehuset, Vesster Allé 1, 8000 Aarhus

10.00-13.00: Conversations on Queer representation in the arts


10.00-11.00: Morning Chill & Festival Introduction

11.00-12.00: Artist presentations

12.00-13.00: Peer to Peer conversation

13.00-14.00: Lunch break

14.00-15.30: Taking Space with the body

Workshop with Linh Le

16.30-17.30: Taking Space through words

Poetry workshop with Suzie TC

18.00-19.00: Communal dinner

19.00-00.00: Party

NB! Remember to sign up for all activities

For sign up see individual activity below


THE GENDER HUT QUEER ARTS FESTIVAL is a comprehensive two-day event featuring a diverse program of LGBTQIA+ creative workshops, artist presentations, long table discussions, and performances.


This year’s festival centres around the theme of LGBTQIA+ visibility and the act of claiming space. As an LGBTQIA+ individual, the festival invites you to reflect on how your narrative is visible in the world and how you assert your presence in public spaces. The program is designed to explore these questions and examine how art can support and amplify LGBTQIA+ visibility.


At this year’s edition of THE GENDER HUT QUEER ARTS FESTIVAL, the possibilities for participation are endless. You can attend a poetry workshop that explores taking up space with words, a movement workshop about taking space with the body, or a visual arts workshop that explores taking space through visual representation.


For a thought-provoking discussion on the role of arts in LGBTQIA+ visibility and representation, you can join a peer to peer discussion between a selection of LGBTQIA+ artists and cultural leaders. And for a truly unique experience, you can participate in a large performance happening where hundreds of individuals come together to form a HUMAN QUEER QUILT, saturating an entire floor at ARoS Museum.


THE GENDER HUT QUEER ARTS FESTIVAL will take place on June 21-22nd at ARoS Museum and at Ridehuset, and serves as a warm-up festival for Aarhus Pride on June 24.


THE GENDER HUT QUEER ARTS FESTIVAL is the younger sibling of THE GENDER HOUSE QUEER ARTS FESTIVAL, a biannual event that presents an international program of queer performances and exhibitions in collaboration with leading theatres, museums and cultural houses in Aarhus. THE GENDER HUT focuses on nurturing local activities for local LGBTQIA+ communities and takes place each year between THE GENDER HOUSE FESTIVALS.


Real Princesses by Linn Haldrup Lorenzen (she/her)

Wednesday 21st of June
13.30-15.00: Workshop

15.00-16.00: Princess Parade
ARoS - Aros Allé 2, Aarhus
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Part of Linn’s artistic practice is to take her old childhood drawings of princesses, and turn them into life as masks. Looking at her drawings as an adult, she realised that now, from a normative view, they would be characterised as monsters. That made her want to give them space as the real prinsesses they are.  

In this crash workshop you will have the opportunity to make your own ‘real prinsess’ or whatever fantasy-figure you would like to claim your own version off. If you have an old childhood-drawing, bring it! And otherwise Linn has ways to generate imagery you can use. Afterwards you will take your masks for a walk in Aros Public. Read more about thel Real Princesses project here

Linn is concerned with disrupting stereotypes based on her experiences with chronic illness and queerness, which constantly challenges the boundaries of the visible and the invisible. 



Wednesday 21st of June
18.45-19.10: Meetup
19.10-19.30: Briefing and preperations

19.30: Performance
ARoS - Aros Allé 2, Aarhus
Read more here
Sign up here

On the 21st of June HIMHERANDIT ask for your participation to become part of an artwork that involves hundreds of LGBTQIA+ persons becoming a magnificent HUMAN QUEER QUILT that saturates the entire buttom of ARoS Museum. Here all participants will unite, take space, and collectively lay down together to form a beautiful quilt of bodies and identities.


Collectively we will create a powerful performance art work where we lay down together, side by side and in the hundreds and become visible, take space, and support LGBTQIA+ realities.


We will lay down together for a total of 20 minutes while pre-recorded testimonies from LGBTQIA+communities are played through speakers across the entire museum halls. The testimonies are recordings capture from LGBTQIA+ persons from across Denmark and talk about experiences around: visibility, public safety, homophobia/transphobia, family, communities and ultimately what HOME, FREEDOM AND BELONGING mean to LGBTQIA+ persons today.

Conversations on Queer representation in the arts

Thursday 22nd of June
Ridehuset - Vester Allé 1, 8000 Aarhus
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Three hours full of conversations on LGBTQIA+ reprensentation in the arts. We start the day with a relaxed breakfast, including an informel introduction of the festival and HIMHERANDITs work and time to meet and talk to the other participants. 

Afterwards, three LGBTQIA+ artists will introduce their artistic practise and their thoughts on LGBTQIA+ reprensentation in their work and artistic career. 

With inspiration from these presentations we end with a peer to peer conversation, where you are invited to join the the discussion on LGBTQIA+ reprensentation in the arts.


Taking the space with the body by Linh Le

Thursday 22nd of June
Ridehuset - Vester Allé 1, 8000 Aarhus
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We enter the landscape and let the landscape enter us and our body to discover wild figures and images. We listen carefully to the hidden messages to burning issues of today’s society. It is a journey which demands a high level of focus, openness, curiosity and trust. Together, we play seriously in unlocking new archetypes of the landscapes. Maybe we together can unlock a common archetype of the landscape.


Linh Le will guide all the way during the workshop. Everyone is welcome and can participate. No qualifications needed. 

Please bring water bottle and dress according to the weather.

We will be outside.


Taking the space with words by Suzie TC

Thursday 22nd of June
Ridehuset - Vester Allé 1, 8000 Aarhus
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In order to take space you have to fail completely. Through examining failure as a radical practice and a means to an end, this workshop will attempt to develop a sustainable framework around conceiving spaces via words and imagination.


Suziethecockroach is a Brazillian born and Copenhagen based DJ, writer, and performer. Suzie is currently working on her debut novel and studying English literature at Copenhagen University.

Communal Dinner & Party

Thursday 22nd of June
18.00-19.00: Dinner
19.00-00.00: Party
Ridehuset - Vester Allé 1, 8000 Aarhus
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Join the finale of the GenderHut Festival. 

LGBTQ+ Spiser Sammen i Aarhus, will host a communal dinner. Everyone brings a small dish for a common buffet. Homecooked or take-away, all is welcome.


Drinks can be bought in the bar, hosted by SLÆNGET, who will be hosting the party after dinner.

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