Auto Italia, London, 07 September 2016, 14:00 — 22:00
Ann Ayoola, Cassandre Greenberg, Sweyn Jupiter, Christopher Kirubi, Ooretha, Resis’dance, Victoria Sin and 2shin

Dream Babes is a long-term project led by Sin Wai Kin in collaboration with Auto Italia featuring artists using speculative fiction as a productive medium for intersectional queer experience, bringing together practitioners working across varied mediums to enact worlds that we are for, with others. This project is comprised of many iterations, public moments and opportunities to come together. These events form part of a three-day live programme hosted at Auto Italia.

Resis’dance DJ Workshop:
A workshop led by Resis’dance giving an opportunity for female, trans, and non-binary people to learn the basics of DJing in a welcoming, non judgemental environment. This workshop will involve learning to set up your equipment from scratch, how to identify problems in sound, basics of CDJs, mixing, beat matching and double time phenomenon.

Resis’dance exists to create platforms for women, especially marginalised women; women of colour, trans women, working class women, women who are struggling, non-binary identifying people. It’s about highlighting women that are doing amazing things, affirming their value, and giving them space to showcase their work and passions. This event was aimed at QTIPOC (queer, trans, intersex, people of colour).

Special Tears presents CRY BABY: Get Close:
Special Tears
invites you to an evening of ~slow jams~ Notes on desperation, on-closeness and on trying not to really think about it, which means that all we really do is think about it (Stressing, Obsessing and Doing Too Much). Speak out soft. Cry Baby features DJ sets by Ann Ayoola, Ooretha + cruise_control alongside a performance by Special Tears (Cassandre Greenberg + Christopher Kirubi). Organised in collaboration with SPACE Art + Technology.

Manara Live Set:
is a South London DJ and producer with ties to two of club music’s most innovative labels: Night Slugs and Fade To Mind. Last year she established the BBC AZN Network radio show on U.K. station Radar Radio with fellow London artists 2shin and Sweyn Jupiter.

Sin Wai Kin (b. 1991, Canada) is an artist, writer and performer. Sin’s practice pivots around the use of speculative fiction within performance, moving image, writing and print, to question the idealised image and the collective gaze. Identifying as mixed race and non-binary, their work creates fantasy narratives, to interrupt normative processes around issues of desire, identification, and objectification. Sin’s use of performance and particularly drag began as a means of deconstructing and challenging misogyny and racism in and outside of the queer community. They have recently presented works at Pi Artworks, London (2016); CGP Gallery, London (2016); and The Lightbox, Woking (2015).