Grand Opening: The Impossibility // The Utopia of Karada House

26aug(aug 26)18:0027(aug 27)22:00Grand Opening: The Impossibility // The Utopia of Karada HouseLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDSEvent OverIn-House Event18:00 - 22:00 (27) FacilitatorKarada HouseCategorymeta

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26 (Saturday) 18:00 - 27 (Sunday) 22:00



Event Details

In many ways, Karada House is an impossible project floating between margins, thresholds, attributions, and expectations belonging to none and all of them at the same time yet fighting for the existence of some kind of yet to imagined other. And yet, this weekend we celebrate our 4th anniversary and our official opening of the new space which has been built with the help of hundreds of donations, lots of gay audacity, and a ton of bone-crushing work. A possible future is on the horizon filled with utopic hope.

Please join us for 2 evenings of interactive and classic performances measuring the margins of the vast landscape we walk in and work in – the land between the impossible now and the imagined future, or is it the other way around?

Your artistic guides through this landscape of no’s, possible yeses, and whispered maybe’s are:


Ceci Ferox


Luna Duran


Montserrat “La Cabra”

Pauline Massimo

René de Sans

Vanasay Khamphommala


Each evening will consist of an interactive performance to guide you through what we call Karada House and its impossibility which will gradually move into the utopia of Karada imagined by multiple artists in a range of performances. There also might be snacks. Content warning: On Sunday, there is a hook suspension involving blood.


6.00 pm – 7.00 pm The Impossibility of Karada House – interactive performance

Welcome to this impossible project in its impossible new house. Walk through our collective psyche as facilitators and space holders and enjoy the ride.

7.30 pm: TRUST – with Caritia

TRUST – a piece using the media of wax to dive into sensation, connection and community. Is there space in performance for collaboration interwoven with intense care? TRUST is a fragment of an intention to meet Caritia’s desire for exploration with the collective body and perform non- performatively. Surrending to the chaos of the consensual unknown. An interactive performance experience between Caritia and audience members

8:45 pm:  Kesytys – with Ceci Ferox and Tina

Ceci and Tina bring you a queer bondage performance about resistance and letting go. They challenge the expectations of what rope bondage is supposed to look like by mixing up traditional gender and behavior norms of tops and bottoms.

9:15 pm: The Invocation of the Muse –with Vanasay Khamphommala and Caritia
A poet looking for inspiration summons the muses for help. But instead of the Ancient deities, a new Muse answers. This improvised performance puts to the test Plato’s intuition that erotic and poetic inspiration are intertwined.


6.00 pm – 7.00 pm The Impossibility of Karada House – interactive performance

Welcome to this impossible project in its impossible new house. Walk through our collective psyche as facilitators and space holders and enjoy the ride.

7:30pm: Libre – with Pauline Massimo and Vanasay Khamphommala

In “LIBRE”, the guiding principle of this piece is abstract expressionism in its rawest form. Pauline Massimo as director of painting, using the mediums of rope (including tying & self-tying), paint, paper and movement. With Vanasay as muse and human brush. Together they will playfully improvise to create a unique and moving piece, crafted between the evolving mysteries.

8:30pm: Trans*mutation – with René de Sans and Luna Duran (CW: blood, hooks)

Once a church, now a queer kink space. Together with Luna Duran and through a Hook suspension ritual René de Sans will ascend and embody the transformation of this new space. And become herself.

9:30 pm: My Ass Will Go on – with Vanasay Khamphommala
An unfortunate mistake in the lyrics of Celine Dion’s assential song prevented the revelation of its deepest meaning. Vanasay Khamphommala reveals it for you.


Event Details

Date & Time: August 26 / 27, 2023, 6 pm – 10 pm

Format: performance


Language: English

Ticket: Price is per person


Accessibility Note

The space, KARA, is on the ground floor but has three steps to enter the house. A ramp for wheelchairs is available at all times. There is also a parking space available right in front of the door if needed. KARA has an accessible bathroom available. There are no thresholds in the entire house. The garden is only partially accessible at the moment. During the performances, we will sit on the floor. Sitting in a chair can also be provided. Adaptations for physical needs will be shown and can also be provided upon request. If you need more assistance please message us at beforehand.


Mandatory Covid-19 rules

If you would like to inform yourself about other safety measures we have in place, please consult our Covid-19 measurements here.


Who is this event for?

LGBTQIA+ describes the full spectrum of non-mainstream sexual orientation and/or gender identity, meaning: lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, transgender, non-binary, genderqueer/fluid,

Friends describes people of any and all kinds of gender and sexual identities who are aware and respectful of the necessity, needs, and boundaries of a queer safe(r) space and its marginalized community.

When you consider yourself a friend you show acknowledgement to and are respectful of everyone’s self-expression and do not assume, presume or project non-consensual ideas onto others. You actively request and use people’s chosen pronouns. You remain mindful of the fact that Karada House is first and foremost a space for queer people that you are also invited to attend. You have a genuine concern for the well-being of LGBTQIA+ people and remain in awareness of heterosexual and gender straight privileges.

Friends don’t have to be perfect. None of us are. We request that we all pro-actively work and strive to be good friends and allies to marginalized people.


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