Hope and Queering

Three Sisters: Gut Feeling

A performative dinner at a construction site to explore gut feelings on utopian futures. 

As the final installment for Källan and Three Sisters, a dinner was hosted at a liminal space in Värtahamnen, Stockholm’s Royal Seaport. The site was currently being used to store infrastructure pipes for the future residents of the sustainable development - pipes that would carry the metabolised waste of future generations. 

Taking inspiration from the writing of José Esteban Muñoz in Cruising Utopia: The Then and There of Queer Futurity, the dinner aimed invited those who are working with development processes to consider the importance of hope in provoking radically alternative futures from the present. For each course of the dinner, Holly invited a special host to guide the diners through their gut based meal. This included dragking Herman Winters who served a hyper masculine smoothie, spiritual medium Ronnit Hasson who served a bone soup and contacted the spirits of the site to ask what hopes they had had for the future, queer sustainability researcher Alva Zalar who spoke about how a queer approach could change how we plan and architect firm Secretary who served a fermented tea in a style linking IV drips with sports equipment.

Secretary also designed the dinner table, ‘Gut Feeling’, and musician Hara Alonso installed a sound installation of the future throughout the site. 

This project was made possible with the support of Kulturbryggan.
(C) HOLLY KEASEY 2020 — GO UP︎︎︎