Future Clinic for Critical Care presents: MOTHER / MUTTER

/ Drag-Shows for all ages, kids’ corner, talkshow and more

Jeremy Wade & Nina Mühlemann

The mother is the archetype of the ultimate care giver, but who cares for the mother? Mothering is often romanticized, made holy untouchable and then vilified when people fall short of the endless normative expectations written in stone. Who doesn’t have a complicated relationship with Mom or being a Mom? Here at the Future Clinic we think the world needs fierce mother protectors more than ever. We think that mothering should not be tied to gender, sexuality or normative abilities - it's time, as writer Maggie Nelson suggests, to embrace «the many gendered mothers of our hearts».

Could matriarchal forms of governance challenge and change the patriarchal play of politics as usual? Can feminist sci-fi and afro futuristic narratives about mothering point towards new hybrids of critical care? We want to expand the definition of mothering and celebrate queer mothers, disabled mothers, welfare mothers, sci-fi mothers and mothers of dragons.

Now in its fifth edition, this FCCC Zurich will take place on a Saturday afternoon, making sure that its accessible to biological and chosen families with kids or without. There will be drag entertainment for all ages, a play corner for little ones, as well as a queerdp talk show format that uses subversive humour to explore Mommy’s darker sides and the outdated morals that surround her. The program will unfold with performance of guitar and voice by Johanna Hedva, a mourning ritual for her mother.

25 Mai 2019, 15:00-19:00

Bring your chosen family, the kids, your mom, bring the many-gendered mothers of your heart!
On Saturday May 25, the Future Clinic for Critical Care invites you to an afternoon dedicated to the feminist, crip and queer politics/practices surrounding mothering with the following program:

Play Time / Snack Time / Show Time
15:00 – 16:00 / Nordflügel
(this part is specifically dedicated to kids, but all are welcome)

Join us for play time, snacks and drag shows for all ages with Evalyn Eatdith and Giant Inflatable Poop. Make a sock puppet, make a new friend, sit back and enjoy the show!

Oprah Winfrey’s Mommy-Con
16:00 – 17:30 / Nordflügel
(this part is more suited to adults, but kids are welcome, there will be toys)

Be your best self and the very best Mom you can be! Oprah turns Motherhood inside out and upside down in a show stopping Mommy Convention bursting with contests, the latest mommy products, Mommy Do’s and Dont's and of course super special guests, including Lindsay Lohan, Avanti Donne, Johanna Hedva, Dachverband Regenbogenfamilie and hold on to your feathers cause we will have a special guest performance from the singer of earth songs...Puddles the Pelican.

Black Moon Lilith in Pisces in the 4th House
18:00 – 19:00 / Südbühne
(adults only)

a performance with guitar and voice by Johanna Hedva.


→ in German and English → family friendly
25 Sat Nordflügel
15.00 bis 19.00