Carlos Motta, Artist

THE SPIT! MANIFESTO


Trailer for The SPIT! Manifesto by Laura Bushell for Frieze Projects

SPIT! (Sodomites, Perverts, Inverts Together!) (Carlos Motta, John Arthur Peetz, Carlos Maria Romero) with Joshua Hubbard, Carlos Mauricio Rojas, Claudia Palazzo, Malik Nashad Sharpe, Daniel Brathwaite-Shirley, and Despina Zacharopoulou.

The SPIT! Manifesto was a series of performance interventions at Frieze Projects London (2017) that used speech acts and performative gestures inspired by queer manifestos from the 1960s to the present. SPIT! wrote a series manifestos that respond to contemporary pressing issues of sexual and gender oppression and invited performers Joshua Hubbard, Carlos Mauricio Rojas, Claudia Palazzo, Malik Nashad Sharpe, Daniel Brathwaite-Shirley, and Despina Zacharopoulou to interpret, (in cases) rewrite, and perform them.

SPIT! also published The SPIT! Manifesto Reader bringing together a selection of historical and contemporary queer manifestos to create a dialogue between radical queer histories past and present. The reader was distributed for free during the performances and is available online here: SPIT! (PDF)

Frieze Projects curator: Raphael Gygax. Frieze Projects Production: Keziah Goudsmit, Lewis Gilbert and Holly India Shuttleworth.

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The SPIT! MANIFESTO READER: SPIT! (PDF)

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Daniel Brathwaite-Shirley: We The Enemy Manifesto (All photos by Lewis Ronald)

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Joshua Hubbard: The Faggot Manifesto

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Joshua Hubbard: The Faggot Manifesto

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Claudia Palazzo: The PrEP Manifesto

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Claudia Palazzo: The PrEP Manifesto

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Daniel Brathwaite-Shirley: We The Enemy Manifesto (rewritten by Daniel Brathwaite-Shirley)

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Malik Nashad Sharpe: The Anti-Assimilation Manifesto (rewritten by Malik Nashad Sharpe)

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Malik Nashad Sharpe: The Anti-Assimilation Manifesto (rewritten by Malik Nashad Sharpe)

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Despina Zacharopoulou: We The Enemy Manifesto

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Despina Zacharopoulou: We The Enemy Manifesto

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Carlos Mauricio Rojas: The Anti-Assimilation Manifesto (rewritten by Carlos Mauricio Rojas)