Wicked Little Town gathers more than fifty artists and critical thinkers traversing trans-temporal imaginations of resistance, unruliness, and non-compliance across genders, abilities and national borders. Highlighting companionship, alliances, and bonds, this publication tunes to critiques of normativity and dialogues around the interdependency between intersectional oppressions and collective paths of liberation. It assembles non-violent grammars and vocabularies, especially of those artists, scholars, and activists who are often excluded from dominant narratives. Wicked Little Town is comprised of multiple formats, such as essays, poems, letters, historical documents, transcripts of time-based artistic works, and a theater play, as well as visual contributions.
This publication expands the joint curatorial fellowship of the Gebert Stiftung für Kultur in Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland, awarded to Fanny Hauser and Viktor Neumann between the period of autumn 2019 and spring 2021.
Wicked Little Town
Texts and contributions by Sabian Baumann, Christina Beardsley, Eva Birkenstock, Anna Buchmann, Amanda Cachia, Thirza Cuthand, Zuzanna Czebatul, Dzhamilya Dagirova, Jesse Darling, Demian DinéYazhi‘, Marta Dziewańska, Eva Egermann, Magdalena Fischer, Justin Fitzpatrick, Dorota Gawęda & Eglė Kulbokaitė, Philipp Gufler, Hans Peter Hahn, Fanny Hauser, Johanna Hedva, Maria Janion, Theodore (ted) Kerr, Vika Kirchenbauer, David Kiyaga-Mulindwa, Carolyn Lazard, Rosa Luxemburg, Taus Makhacheva, Ewa Majewska, Park McArthur & Constantina Zavitsanos, Karin Michalski, Anna Molska, Viktor Neumann, Raúl de Nieves & Jason Fitz, Rory Pilgrim, Karol Radziszewski, Dorota Sajewska, Bea Schlingelhoff, Mikołaj Sobczak, Annie Sprinkle & Beth Stephens, P. Staff, Wojciech Szymański, Sunaura Taylor, Ramaya Tegegne, Anna Tomczak, Triple Canopy, Viron Erol Vert, Romily Alice Walden, Evelyn Taocheng Wang, What Would an HIV Doula Do?, Louwrien Wijers and Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa