INFERNO, ICA, 31 January 2020. Image: Anne Tetzlaff
INFERNO is a queer techno rave and community performance art platform that offers a space for emerging and established LGBTQ+ artists, performers, musicians and DJs. As an offshoot of the monthly raves, INFERNO founder Lewis G. Burton has curated an INFERNO Summit. The summit was created as a space away from the dance-floor to celebrate the community, platform emerging creative talents and hold space for important conversations.
This year’s third iteration of the summit is in direct response to the hardships faced as a result of the pandemic and the effect on those who work in the arts and in nightlife. In the absence and cancellation of queer nightlife, INFERNO Summit provides a space to share and reflect on its meaning.
Mykki Blanco interviewed by Sara Sassanelli
Boychild and Wu Tsang in conversation
Future of Queer Communities with Marum, Lady Shug, Nadine Artois chaired by Amelia Abraham
A creatives’ guide to surviving the pandemic with Furmaan Ahmed, Rene Matíc, Sinéad O’Dwyd and Bernice Mulenga chaired by ShayShay Konno.
Artworks by Victoria Sin, David Hoyle, Rowdy SS and Alexander Dodge Huber
INFERNO Summit 2020 Contributors:
Mykki Blanco, Boychild, Wu Tsang, Marum, Lady Shug, Nadine Artois, Amelia Abraham, Furmaan Ahmed, Rene Matić, Sinead O’Dwyd, Bernice Mulenga, Shane ‘Shay Shay’ Konno, Sara Sassanelli and Artworks by Victoria Sin, David Hoyle, Rowdy SS, Alexander Dodge Huber.
Curated by Lewis G. Burton
Lewis G. Burton is London based DJ, performance artist, curator and activist. They co-founded queer-techno-rave-cum-performance-art platform INFERNO. They currently are a member of collective Pxssy Palace as well as an organiser for Trans+ Pride 2020 with activist Lucia Blayke
The summit is supported by the ICA and Arts Council England.