Over the past 20 years, the musician, artist and radical feminist pop icon Peaches has created a comprehensive artistic oeuvre that focuses on music, performance and cross-media practices. She has made thousands of people dance in clubs with her music, and transgressively appropriated traditionally male-dominated genres such as rock, punk, heavy metal and rap; and her lyrics about social inequality, body images, gender and age equality read like postmodern poetry. Peaches is a master of the uncompromising popularization of the avant-garde and has, like this, implemented sex-positive feminism into the concert halls of this world.
With THERE’S ONLY ONE PEACH WITH THE HOLE IN THE MIDDLE, she creates a futuristic stage happening as a world premiere for the Summer Festival featuring almost 40 musicians and performers on stage, including special guests such as sound and movement artists Hyenaz, aerial performer Empress Stah and New York artist and performer CHRISTEENE. Inspired by the variety shows of ‘70s LGBTIQ* icons such as Bette Midler and Liza Minelli and with costumes by avant-garde hair and fashion designer Charlie Le Mindu, Peaches catapults her vision of the past, present and future of queerfeminism onto the grand stage. (Zitat Kampnagel)
Kampnagel is a theatre in Hamburg, Germany. It is Germany's biggest independent production venue for the performing arts. It is based on the premises of a former mechanical engineering factory in Winterhude, founded in 1865. Since 1982 it has been hosting and producing cultural activities, theatre and dance performances and concerts.
The International Summer Festival Hamburg takes place for three weeks each August at Kampnagel and selected places in the city of Hamburg. Since its beginning in the mid 80s, the festival has held a position as one of the big European festivals, presenting theatre, dance, visual arts, performance, music and theory from all over the world. András Siebold has been Artistic Director of the festival since 2013. His programme focuses on the entanglement of pop culture and avantgarde and the interdisciplinary expansion of genre boundaries. Invited artists stand out due to their interest and engagement in the present and radical aesthetic approaches. An essential feature of the International Summer Festival is the high proportion of world premieres and co-productions, as well as European and German premieres, which are realized within a worldwide network of partners. Each year the festival invites or produces about 50 different works that attract around 30.000 visitors from Hamburg and abroad.
Photo: Daniela Meise
at Kampnagel, Hamburg, Germany
during "Internationales Sommerfestival 2019"