WE THE ENEMY

By SPIT! (Carlos Maria Romero, Carlos Motta and John Arthur Peetz)

Performed by Despına Zacharopoulos

25 November - 9 December

Online Screening

SPIT! (Sodomite, Inverts, Perverts Together!) is a collective formed in 2017 by artist Carlos Motta, writer John Arthur Peetz and movement artist Carlos Maria Romero. SPIT! wrote a series of queer manifestos that were initially performed at Frieze projects, London in 2017. In the 2019 video, Greek artist Despina Zacharopoulos performs the manifesto WE THE ENEMY, a summary of derogatory slangs and insults to queer people. Spoken by Zacharopoulos with defiant pride, these terms are re-appropriated becoming watchwords or a kind of summoning of the powerless.

WE THE ENEMY (2019) by SPIT! (Sodomites, Inverts, Perverts Together!): Carlos Maria Romero, Carlos Motta and John Arthur Peetz. Performed by Despina Zacharopoulos. Video, audio. 3 minutes. Courtesy of the artists.