And so you're back! from outer space BÂTARD 2022


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Behind the scenes, before and after the festival, Bâtard is a combination of hard work, sweat, hours spent writing subsidiary applications with an uncertain outcome (now Bâtard’s core team’s main area of expertise), passion, hope. Inextricably-bonded components of a chemical reaction that came to characterise the creation process of each festival edition. But obviously, the budget is still very tight in relation to the mission of Bâtard and the expectations from the field and audience. We have tried many approaches and applications but after 18 years of successful existence, Bâtard still doesn’t receive structural support and therefore, lives on a precarious economy.

We could do with less sleepless nights and with help from the bastard allies who can afford it.

Whether you’ve been a hardcore Bâtard fan for years or just recently discovered it, any support would be greatly felt and appreciated. Of course if the size of your wallet allows it, feel free to put on your best sugar mama attire and to show us some love. To quote Korean-American artist Yaeji’s 2017 house pop anthem “Raingurl”: “Make it rain girl, make it rain!”.

If you are broke as fuck/broke-ish, don’t even spend a thought on it, and write us if the pass price is a barrier for you to attend Bâtard.

Global Majority/
BIPOC separatist evening

The show on the first evening (15th April) is a separatistic evening for people of the global majority/BIPOC. So please only book that evening if you identify with those terms. The show on the 16th of April is open for all. ---- We, Adam and Amina Seid Tahir, see how the terms BIPOC and people of color are less fortunate in their attempts of combating white supremacist andimperialistic ideologies, since they form in relation to whiteness (those ”not of color”) and therefore keeps whiteness as the norm. We rather use the term people of the global majority since we aren’t interested in identifying in relation to whiteness or white supremacy. ---- The term Global Majority was coined by Rosemary Campbell-Stephens. ”Global Majority refers to people who are Black, Asian, Brown, dual-heritage, indigenous to the global south, and or have been racialised as 'ethnic minorities’.” 1 This term was created for people of the global majority to not have to identify in relation to whiteness and to emphasize the fact that these groups make up the majority of the world’s population, specifically 80%. ---- The reason for choosing to use the term BIPOC despite this, is because we’re aware that the term people of the global majority hasn’t received as widespread attention yet. And since our main goal for this showing is to welcome our siblings from the global majority for a showing without the presence of a white colonial gaze, we choose to use the term that seems to be most commonly used in this festivals locality. ---- 1. Global Majority; Decolonising the language and Reframing the Conversation about Race” by Rosemary Campbell-Stephens, 2020