may, 2019

23may19:0021:00Balanseprat: Between estrogens and tough - guy hardcore

Event Details

NB! Denne samtalen vil foregå på engelsk.

Femme Brutal and Balansekunst are proud to present

«Between estrogens and tough-guy hardcore»

a talk on gender politics in the music industry, by Maja Hagedorn of Queers to the front Booking at KAFÉ HÆRVERK. Maja will be on a speaking tour throughout this spring and has this to say about her talk:

“Trans*women in the punk scene – between hypermasculine Hardcore bands and toplessness the space often grows small for gender-nonconforming individuals, even though especially the punk scene should be an ideal space for free expression and diversity. As a trans*woman that spent most of her life as a cis-man I was able to get unique impressions of the vacuum between unambiguously male structures, pseudo-liberal venues and queer_feminist utopias.

From the topless live photo at age 15 in the local newspaper to a tour manager for queer_feminist artists – there’s much development to speak about: The split between the fondness of Hardcore-Punk and the longing for femininity, mansplaining, estrogenes and the difficulty to make an existence within an anti-capitalist scene sustainable.

I want to provide insight into gender roles within the punk scene, share skills and speak about my development into professionally operating a political tour service. Together with you, I would like to contextualize experiences into political structures and learn from each other.»

After the talk:
Femme Brutal: Josephine Foster (US) + Kristine Marie Aasvang

Balansekunst is a Norwegian association of more than 70 organisations, companies, festivals and other arts and culture institutions that engage in promoting gender equality and diversity in the arts.

Femme Brutal is a feminist booking and DJ collective, in association with Konsertforeninga

The talk is FREE, but you will need a ticket to the concert after:


(Thursday) 19:00 - 21:00


Kafé Hærverk

Hausmanns gate 34, 0182 Oslo


Femme Brutal