faster than light

Root Event

Werkleitz Festival 2021 Ausstellung
faster than light

faster than light is a trans-media activism project created in collaboration with members of the LGBTQ+ community of Athens, Greece. Their artistic work manifests as a triptych to offer multiple creative contexts for international community engagement, solidarity building & mutual exchange in response to the violent assassination of one of their collaborators, Zackie Oh!, in September of 2018 - during the course of production. #justiceforzakzackie” (kentaro kumanomido & thomas anthony owen)

art film
faster than light is a feature length film representing a network of LGBTQ+ people from Athens, Greece as they traverse multidimensional pathways for existence, healing, justice & grief within a surreal fabric of relations.

in collaboration with presenting partners and in juxtaposition to the film, faster than light invites Athens-based drag artists to perform alongside the presentation of the film to spotlight queer power & h(er) stories through live performance.

video installation
faster than light also includes the installation of a multimedia altar space for audiences to contemplate the legacy of Zackie Oh! as a queen of creative self-expression, vulnerable activism, and radical self-acceptance.


a performative talk back with monologues curated by the directors in collaboration with local LGBTQI+ activists/performers and social justice organizers to express & explore notions around performance, collectivity, self care, art & activism.