‘Drag Dings’ – a four episode show by Severus Heyn, aka Franz Genau, and Dan Chan who will be discussing, dissecting, and debating the Queer experience and culture in the UK, from a comedic drag artist perspective.
Severus Heyn (he/him/his) 31 years old, German, works as an illustrator since 2012. His commissions span magazines, theater productions, party series, merchandise and international exhibitions. His guiding principle is ‘Visibility through power’. As part of this, a creates Queer events like the Queer Art Brunch Club (Q-ABC) in the Netherlands. Since 2021, Sev performs and hosts as his drag king alter ego Franz Genau.
Dan Chan (they/them/theirs) 27 years old is a mixed race, non-binary visual artist, drag performer and producer who seeks to breakdown stereotypes of the mixed East and South East Asian experience. Their art aims to create representation and safer spaces for marginalised groups. They have performed and exhibited with Homotopia, Museum of Liverpool & the Tate.
How does the drag persona impact the person behind the drag? We will be discussing how drag can boost self-confidence in everyday life. Drag can be a way to express identity and we will chat through the importance of expressing intersectionality and the importance of representation in audiences, and shows.