ITโ€™S LOVER, LOVE – Wake for Lost Ones

TRANS ANGEL Sculpture by Svar Simpson
Photo by Kim Jakonsen To
Commissioned by The Outside Project, installed at Crossbones Graveyard in London (2022)

We warmly invite you to a very special gathering during this year’s festival:

ITโ€™S LOVER, LOVE – Wake for Lost Ones

Sunday – June 2nd – 16:00 – 20:00 CET – Aquarium – free entrance

16:00 Short films by Simon(e) Jaikiriuma Paetau, Nadia Granados and Aรฉrea Negrotย 

Mojana (2021, 18min)ย 

Halloween (2021, 6min)ย 

Trying to Forget You (2019, 8min)ย 

Right body, wrong time (2024, 29min)ย 

17:00 Wake

A wake, also known as a funeral reception, is an event where close friends and family of the deceased gather together to pay their respects to their loved ones. In our queer community, we love and be loved; we seek love and lost love; we party hard like there is no tomorrow. Over the years and years, we have lost many loved ones either by violation or self-termination. Paying homage to Aรฉrea Negrot and taking her song *Itโ€™s Lover, Love* (2011) to bring us together, we invite our community members to a collective wake for lost loved onesโ€“ to memorize, to reflect, to consult, to console, to hug and to love, not over, but forever. ๐—ช๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—บ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ท๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜€, ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ธ๐˜€, ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐˜€, ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ด๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ-๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐˜€, ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฑ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ธ๐˜€.


Food and drinks set up on a long table, everyone is welcome to bring some food and drinks to share with lost loved ones and the living souls among us.

Shout-out names of lost ones with a little tribute is volunteered by any community member present.

ACTS of tales, talks, reads, songs and mini-performances are self- motivated and activated at any self-determined moments throughout the evening.


If you want to propose an act, send us a note with technical needs. With your consent, we list your names for the release of the program. If you donโ€™t sign up, we also welcome your intervention/acts at any given moments during the evening.

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02.06.2024 โ€“ 16:00-20:00 CET

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