My fundraising for my Berlin Femme Hive residency is going well. I’ve had contributions coming in left, far left and extreme left of centre since Saturday. £130 towards my target of £500 so far which is incredible! For those of you who havn’t heard, I am seeking sponsorship to attend FEMME HIVE, a conference looking at Queer Feminine Identities in Berlin 10-12 Oct. I’ve been invited to attend as an artist/performer. My plan is to make work while I’m there, capturing the essence of the conference, giving it voice as it were through writing and sound capture. I created this blog as a home for queer femme writing and art using the conference as inspiration. I will also perform there on Oct 12th. I am really excited to be given this opportunity. I applied through kickstarter to raise the funds there and was approved, that was three days ago, but the link to my project still has gltiches and I havn’t been able to launch. Time is running out so I thought I would just make a more personal appeal just now to friends and supporters of my work, and ask if you would consider donating £10 or £20 towards the costs of this venture – basically travel and accommodation. For details of how to donate email me on firstname.lastname@example.org and I can give you acc no or pay pal ref.I will keep donators informed about the progress of the project and all will receive a CD or sound file of the finished work(s) all support will be gratefully and lovingly received! Thanks in advance! Love Fraulein Paulein xx
Friends … may I introduce you to Ms Dubiety Brown .. my new cabaret nomme de plume. I’m going to continue to use Pauline M. Hynd for my acoustic performances, writing and so on. Dubiety Brown will be my cabaret alter ego giving me a more fully realised theatrical character to inhabit. I have only known her for a short time but I can tell you already she’s a bit of a girl … at a cabaret near you sometime soon!
My travels begin next week as I set off to participate in Femme Hive Berlin 10-12 Oct as a performance artist. (www.femmehive.com)
My intention is to engage with the themes of the conference around queer femme/feminine identities, to connect with participants and capture the essence of the event as it unfolds through writing, sound capture and image and to create work in response to publish here. I will also be performing at the conference and am just a tiny bit excited about that!
Welcome to Femme De Siecle my femme feathered friends. I hope you will feel free to contribute your writing, art, music, photography, film and media works and help build a glorious hive of creative femme-tivity. I created this blog as a space for me to bring together my different creative identities and projects , but also as a place for femme artists and creatives to play and share, to inspire and support each other and to make connections across femme time and space which may perhaps lead to travel, adventure and opportunities for creative collaboration.