Dear ZFB community,
We are aware of the incident that happened last weekend at RSO club and feel sad about the current events. We would like to extend our support to Nicholas Rose and state that we are totally against fascism, racism, xenophobia, sexism, transphobia, queephobia or any other type of discrimination.
As three Latin American immigrant women, we feel deeply touched by all the unjust treatment minorities have to go through and we stand by their frustration and suffering when these things happe. Many times we are also subject of discrimination and we feel compelled to fight against it.
Regarding X-Maschine, we took our time to reflect on what to do and we weighed all the options. In the end, we decided to move forward with the event because we know it’s a big opportunity for a lot of artists to showcase their work, something rare in these times.
Subaermarkt, the branch that organizes the weekend market in Revier Südost, offered us the space for Zinefest and we agreed. It is a unique opportunity to include more artists in Zinefest, that didn’t have the chance to participate in our previous editions due to lack of space. We are not making any profit out of this event.
Given that we are aware of the many injustices that minorities go through in clubs in Berlin, from the beginning we stated to the organization of Subaermarkt that we don’t want to have any relationship with RSO Club. Because we know safe spaces are not only important but also fundamental, we would like you to know that the entrance and the security of the market is different from the one in the club.
Having said that, we highly encourage you to come in support of the artists, who have worked a lot in order to be part of Zinefest X-Maschine, but we understand if you decide to not do so for political reasons. If you have any questions or remarks, don't hesitate to contact us: open communication is a key value for the community we want to build.