Join world renowned drag queen and RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Sasha Velour in conversation with performance artist Tori Wrånes on drag, art and activism in the 21st century

Photo: Tanner Abels and Nicholas Needham

Doors open: 18:00
Start: 19:00
Duration: ca 60 minutter

The conversation will be held in English. 

Critically acclaimed, gender-fluid drag queen, visual artist, speaker, illustrator, and newly minted author Sasha Velour has been a force in the international drag scene long before her scene-stealing, rose-petal-filled win on season nine of “RuPaul’s Drag Race.”  In her debut book, “The Big Reveal: An Illustrated Manifesto of Drag,” Velour illuminates drag as a unique form of expression with a rich history and a revolutionary spirit as she recalls her own journey and uncovers the history of queer life around the world that made it all possible.   

Tori Wrånes is a celebrated vocalist and artist with a transmedial artistic practice, which unfolds as performance, sculptures, videos or installations. Her use of sounds, musical instruments, costumes, props, architecture, and sculptures deforms her appearance and creates new rituals and dreamlike constellations. Choreography with sound might be a good way to describe her work, be it solo or with multiple performers, like opera-singers on bikes, musicians in a chairlift, or a singing rock. 

The event is presented in collaboration with Oslo Pride with support from the U.S. Embassy in Oslo.