veronikahaller
veronikahaller
OMNI LOVE BAR
The Omni Love Bar was taking place the first time during the annual exhibition of the Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg, 2019. I had the idea of building a queer bar, because I was missing a place, not only to hang out at, but to meet and discuss queer and gender topics on the campus. Over the last years, more and more students have had bad experiences with drunk, intrusive party people, whilst the well-attended festivities connected to the exhibition. So I also had in mind to build a safe space. I build the bar in a hidden, remote spot, close to the woods, with Respect! signs around it. It became a collective action. People helped me building up the bar, during the 3 days we thought out a program including students cutting hair outside, a topless hour, live music and djing, featuring female artists from the academy. The visitors were free to donate for the services. I didn´t want to make a business out of it. It was and still remains to be a feministic project, which is to be continued this summer. Out of the Omni Love Bar developed the idea of the Omni Love Podcast, which is in the process right now, in collaboration with the female clubbing collective Trouble in Paradise. Also I curated the pre-preview of the Akademie Galerie Nürnberg with the concept of the Omni Love Bar. The structure of the Bar included a performance, VJ and DJ by three other female artists.