Máté Janky, Csaba Molnár, Gyula Muskovics
Length: 90 min
In their immersive lecture performance Máté Janky, Csaba Molnár and Gyula Muskovics explore the position of queer monsters in our homonormative society through film, visual art and literary references. The term, coined by Lisa Duggan in the early 2000s, refers to the conformist, mainstream gay and lesbian milieu and its politics of assimilation that support heteronormative values. The adoption of such ideals leads, according to Canadian filmmaker Bruce LaBruce, to the deradicalisation and, therefore, the death of gay culture. The lecture performance The Last Hour is based on the essay entitled A person who functions normally in a sick society is sick himself by Gyula Muskovics, in which the author analyses, among other things, LaBruce's 2008 film Otto; or ,Up with dead people. The film's radical feminist character, Medea Yarn, directs a political gay porn zombie film because she believes that it is the only logical response to the toxic system we are forced to live in. The Last Hour can be seen as a tribute to LaBruce's work.
The Last Hour merges theory with contemporary dance, video, installation, and experimental electronic music. The lecture performance was first presented as part of Trafó Gallery’s Blue Hours. Three Nights on Fluidity series in June. In addition to the installations presented in the framework of the lecture performance, Klaudia Janusko's work Begin the awakening you've always wanted (2022) will also be on view.
performed at Trafó Gallery + art quarter budapest in 2023