Neither Jay-Z nor Larousso, Imis Kill writes more bars than text messages and slides into your heart like the flame emoji in your DMs.
On melancholic RnB or atmospheric trap, their romantic-politic lyrics remind you that your ex is still using your Netflix account and that the government tells you as much truth as a 90’s fashion spread.
Their rap will soften you like the sugar in the tomato sauce, while making you stronger than a Nokia 3310.
Fasten your strap-on, and let’s go into queer utopia! For their set, they’ll be accompagnied by dj Gem&I.
In addition to their live set on Wednesday, there will also be an ongoing video installation in Beursschouwburg running from April 13 to 15 made by Imis Kill showing an animation by them.
The name of that animation is “1001 drag kings”, described as follows:
Following the loss of her husband, Princess Badoure disguises herself to impersonate him and sets off on an adventure that ends in marriage… with another princess.
In this tale of 1001 nights revisited, the characters wear trainers and tracksuits reminiscent of Jordan’s latest collections and the textile design of designer Paria Farzaneh.
This animated short film is the pilot of a series that revisits tales whose heroes are queer. Tales because they allow us, through more or less fantastic stories, to reappropriate collective imaginations. Cartoons because they are the medium of dreams and imagination.
Imis Kill is a self-taught multidisciplinary artist. After studying political History and the relations between Cuba and the Sahrawi Republic, which led them to Tindouf and Habana, they started working as an illustrator for non-profit organizations (Slice Up) and Universities (Cambridge).
They learned 2d animation and directed two short movies for the project Zouj, which will be part of the exhibition “Jews and Muslims from colonial France to the present day” in the Museum of Immigration in Paris.
They started rapping in a female crew in Toulouse, and continued solo in 2020. They’re using illustration and animation to create a queerpop visual universe, and currently working on a first EP.
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