HOT BODIES OF THE FUTURE is a cooperative production house founded in 2018 by the musician gérald. to give visibility to music and performance projects led by queer, LGBTQIAE+ and sex-positive individuals. By doing so, it wishes to underline the essential role of artistic practices in the making of our future social ecologies and to offer transformative alternatives within contemporary club, music and performing arts scenes.

Who’s involved in it?

gérald kurdian + a collective variable geometry evolving with the ongoing projects.

What’s your origin story and your motivation?

I have toured for some years as a singer and a performer in artistic scenes who were claiming inclusivity while channeling sexist, racist and sometimes even a little homophobic ideas. At that same moment, all my free time was dedicated to engage in queer activism. The tension between these contexts was just too intense. I decided to take a break from the french pop scene and to learn from the artistic projects led by queer individuals in the last 40 years. Inclusivity, critical social transformation and queer joys became obsessions, which led me to invest in a long-term art project in which I could do experiments with queer fellows. We started with social justice choir projects (Hot Bodies - Choirs), inclusive parties (A Queer Club for Hot Bodies of the Future) and art projects (Hot Bodies - Stand Up, Hot Bodies - Camp).

Do you want to share a special memory with us?

The first time we reached a level of safe-ness in a clubbing party that allowed both cis, trans and enbybodies to dance without t-shirts.

What are some of your favorite spots in Brussels?

Brussels is full of great collective or artists run spaces :
Q02 (great place for feminist experimental live music and installations)
La foudre (a new library on the canal)
Workspace Brussels (great studio for contemporary performance live works)
Nova (cinema d'amour)

Where can we find you virtually and/or physically?

We just entered a new studio in Anderlecht : HOT BODIES - STUDIO in which we will soon be able to host workshops, screenings and other joyful events (stay tuned)



*based on queer archives