Fem Fest 2024 – Flaming Frequencies

Curated by Loma Doom
Festival - Sat 9 March 2024
WORM Rotterdam
Start → 22:00
End → 03:00

Feminist hands on deck!

This night will explore (re)new(ed) ways of clubbing and listening, merging both live performances and left-field DJ sets allowing the audience to tune into the night on their own terms.

We are thrilled to collaborate with sound practitioner and educator Loma Doom for Fem Fest this year. She invited some of her favourite artists to celebrate feminist activism. Her own DJ sets, partly playing self-produced tracks, are pure magic. And It will be her first time playing in WORM! So don’t miss it, and let’s stir up the fire collectively, fueled by Flaming Frequencies.

WORM is a safe and inclusive space for everyone. We do not tolerate transgressive or discriminating behaviour, and being aware of this is particularly important during Fem Fest. Everybody is welcome as long as they respect this rule. Our staff have clear policies to support anyone who feels unsafe during the club nights.

Line-up:

POSSY GANG
POSSY are a collective from Hamburg standing for a greater visibility of FLINTA individuals in the cultural landscape.. "As a collective, we create platforms that work within a gap in Hamburg’s nightlife and aim to fill it by providing a space and stage for FLINTA performers, DJs, and artists. "
(FLINTA is an acronym for females, lesbian, intersex, non-binary, trans, and asexual people. We write FLINTA * to include everyone beyond the listing).
POSSY will bring music, written & spoken word with DJs Vroni, Mia, Sophie plus MCs Der feine Schliff and LIna!
‘We will take you on a sonic journey through our emotions, connected to the 8M. Come and explore the dance floor with us as we delve into our feelings.’

DJ Neon Queen
Installation and performance artist, activist, dramaturg, and architectural designer. Their real name is Joy Mariama Smith (1976, United States). A native Philadelphian currently based in in Amsterdam, Joy Mariama Smith’s work primarily addresses the conundrum of projected identities in various contexts. A sub-theme, or ongoing question in their work is: What is the interplay between the body and it’s physical environment? They have a multi-modal improvisational practice spanning over 25 years. When they choose to teach, they actively try to uphold inclusive spaces.

Joy Mariama Smith studied at the Dutch Art Institute in Arnhem, the NewSchool of Architecture & Design in San Diego, L’École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris, and Oberlin College in Ohio. Their work has been performed internationally, including at It’s OK, Commoning Uncertainties: Calibrating Intimacies, Oude Kerk, Amsterdam; If I Can’t Dance Edition VI – Event and Duration, Amsterdam; SoLow Festival, Philadelphia; Freedom of Movement, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; and , Lecken, Berlin, Germany. They were a BAK fellow 2019-2020. Currently, they teach at the School for New Dance Development (SNDO) in Amsterdam. As a freelancer they often teach internationally in Belgium, Germany, Netherlands and the US at various academic institutions.

Zohar
A pioneer in the NL club scene, founder and creative director of nightclub Garage Noord in Amsterdam.
In Zohar’s work, analog and digital techniques interact with dissected and transformed sound experiments — an eclectic approach that honors the wide musical scope where so many refined and surprising connections are to be found. Expect a wide spectrum of sound structures and complex moods that variates from club driven breaks, experimental electronics, ambient and dub.
https://www.instagram.com/zoharzohar_/
https://www.instagram.com/rachelgreeeeeennn/

Loma Doom
Loma Doom, a true radio veteran and beacon of twisted and mesmerizing sounds. Whether you experience her musical activities or those relating to her contemporary arts practice, curiosity is a key aspect gracing Femke Dekker (real name). As Loma Doom, her signature style revolves around electronic experimentalism, both for mind and movement, seeking the outliers, one that avoids linearity, towards a space where intuition and understanding meet. Actively incorporating styles predating the computer era, she sources from her fondness for freak folk, psychedelic and hardcore punk. This openness veered Femke into a category of respected deejays in the leftfield underground, having played influential spots such as Salon Des Amateurs, Meakusma and Dekmantel, amongst others. Using radio and archives as her main media, her current focus is on various notions of listening and how listening is actually a call to action.
https://soundcloud.com/lomadoom
https://www.instagram.com/loma_doom/

ABOUT FEM FEST 2024

Some traditions are worth holding on to. That is why WORM celebrates International Women’s Day with our annual festival around the 8th of March.

We celebrate to remember the years of struggle and fight for justice for women and LGBTQ+ people. There is still so much to improve today, and we are far from having equal rights: a UN press release disclosed that in 57 countries almost half of the women are denied autonomy over their own body. And all over the world LGBTQ+ people experience harassment on a daily basis.

This year, WORM focuses on one of the most powerful mean of change: Sound . With an important role inradio and live music. Therefore, 2024 Fem Fest is all about Feminist Frequencies. Frequencies are oscillations and vibrations: like sound, radio waves, our voices. With this, we amplify voices that need to be heard.

MORE FEM FEST EVENTS

06.03.2024 Bimbos and Amazons: Film night

08.03.2024-10.03.2024 Radio Echo x Radio WORM present: Feminist Frequencies

08.03.2024 Fluid Frequencies

09.03.2024 Sunflowers DJ workshop