TheGayUK – November 16th 2014

On Saturday 29 November 2014 at the Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club in East London feast your eyes on DEEP TRASH ITALIA #3, which apparently, is… NOT FOR SALE!

Deep Trash Italia exhibition-cum-performance-club night is back at the Bethnal Green Working Men’s club with their third – NOT FOR SALE – episode.

The ‘episode’ features ready-to-wear happiness, all-you-can-eat disposable relationships, work exploitation, CCTV surveillance, credit card slavery, pleasureless commodities and much more. For one night ONLY Deep Trash Italia is REDUCED TO CLEAR – with an assortment of our BEST capitalist failures. So tear off your price tags because tonight there is NOTHING LEFT TO LOSE. If diamonds cannot be your best friends, WE CAN!

With musical performances from Benedicta and DJ Fantoni & LoGatto pumping all night the beats of international hits and more underground tunes, with a twist of Italian camp classics. TRASH N’ FRESH from Disco to the present and performances from the Feminist Women’s Institute, Angel Rose & Oozing Gloop, Go! Push Pops, Pablo Pakula and Eloise Fornieles & Dan White. There will also be video, works and installations from Phil America, Chiara Bertin, Cristine Brache, Francesca Fini, Maria Teresa Gavazzi, Rona Geffen, Stephan Gross, Nisha Meshvania, Yumiko Ono, Emma O’Rourke, Yole Quintero, Empress Stah.

Highlights include:

08:00 – 10:30pm
Feminist Women’s Institute, Everyday Nakedness: Accounting, 2014
A durational performance that explores non-sexual female nudity through the everyday lives of freelance dancers and performance artists as they complete their tax returns.

00:15 – 00:30pm
Pablo Pakula, Masculine Expressions of my Creative Prowess (#work), 2014
The performance examines the relationship between masculinity, effort, labour, production, and commerce. By deploying objects intimately linked with notions of masculinity and effort, the performer aims to physically and visually explore the fetishization of a poetics of labour, thus problematising the nostalgia of the working classes’ ‘honest work’, as well as undermining heteronormative notions of man-as-worker.

Phil America, White Ambition, 2013
Filmed in Bangkok, this project explores the relationship between the people of Thailand and their fixation with classism and beauty, and how it leads to their desire to have whiter skin through skin bleaching procedures.

Rona Geffen, Just Fuck Me, 2014
Editing, Cinematography by Fabio Dentella. Dancer Dwayne Strike. Assistant Director and Artistic consulting Stephanie Illouz. Produced by RG Unlimited.
The video presents an utopian world where lust and sex are acclaimed powers that liberate the individual and its community.

Chiara Bertin, Shop Me, paper and plastic bags, 2014
Female body parts are cut-up and sealed in plastic envelopes, ready to be consumed.

Yole Quintero, Chavez Nuestro, 2014
After Hugo Chavez’ died, he was immortalized as the ‘martyr of the socialist revolution’. By bringing him to a level of adoration, the Venezuelan people have religiously depicted him on altars with candles or with busts made at his image.

Time Out (Critics’ Choice) says:
“Pizza. Silvio Berlusconi. Italy’s contributions to history have been both awesome and… not-so awesome, and this fun-filled night invites you to celebrate both categories in brilliantly trashy style… So, head to Bethnal Green and find out what it’s like to live la dolce vita!”

Deep Trash Italia is a fundraiser night in support of the queer-feminist organisations Archivio Queer Italia and CUNTemporary (London). The episode is curated by Giulia Casalini with the CUNTemporary Team.

The night kicks off from 20:00 until 02:00. The last entry is midnight so get your skates on!
Tickets are £7 advanced or £10 on the door and can be bought here: or check out the Facebook event here:

Venue Information:
Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club
42-44 Pollard Row, London, E2 6NB
0207 739 7170

Read the article on TheGayUK site here.