In a lecture accompanied by clips, music publicist and writer Karel Veselý (Music of Fire, All Cats Are Grey) will take the audience through the history of queerness in popular music from disco queens to the radical bodily transformations of today. What themes are associated with it? Have queer male and female musicians created a distinctive clip aesthetic, and what are the prospects for queer pop? And what does love have to do with it all? The talk will be accompanied by clips from artists and performers such as David Bowie, Pet Shop Boys, Frank Ocean, Sophie and Arca.
Karel Veselý is a music journalist and writer. He collaborates with the music magazine Full Moon, ČRo Radio Wave and contributes to media such as Salon Práva, Aktuálně.cz and Alarm. In 2010 he wrote the book Music of Fire, which has been reprinted several times. He is the co-author of Planet Nippon (2017), and published his first novel Bomba Funk in the same year. He co-wrote the book All Cats Are Gray with Milos Hroch, and his novel Metal was published in 2022.
Duration: 90 min.