Fri, 28 Oct 2022 – 6:30pm – At Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London

Paris-based collective Les Froufrous de Lilith (Camille Zéhenne and Bulle Meignan) bring their Food&Film bring a curated collection of films to the ICA – ethnology, archive, art, animation, erotic, YouTube video, music video, adverts, amateur – in narrative, documentary and experimental forms, with food served during the show. The screening opens (G)Round Up!, a special weekend of events co-curated by the Paris-based cinema collective La Clef Revival.

In 1971, French queer theorist and campaigner Guy Hocquenghem wrote an article promoting the Homosexual Front for Revolutionary Action (FHAR), a radical campaigning group he had helped to establish in Paris the same year. ‘You are individually responsible,’ wrote Hocquenghem, ‘for the vile mutilation that you have done to us by reproaching us for our desire.’ Hocquenghem’s words helped to usher in a struggle that inextricably bound a free sexuality with questions of identity – and with sexualities seen as political stakeholders in these struggles.

Sometimes funny, sometimes militant and always political, this programme revives the LGBTGI+ consideration of sexualities as activism, enjoyment, public existence and personal fulfilment – all at once.