Gigsta

»I dance, it’s what I do.« Gigsta gets as much joy from dancing to music as she does reflecting on it – whether as an academic researcher, DJ, producer, promoter, radio host or zine-maker. Her DJ sets have a wide range: from very slow to very fast, old to brand new, silly to ultra-serious, often incorporating her own collages. Gigsta’s show ›Fictions‹ on Cashmere Radio gives you a feel for the breadth of her enthusiasm. Currently based in Berlin, but born in Belgium and raised in France, she is a resident of the queer-, femme- and nonbinary-forward collective Room 4 Resistance and promotes her own ›Fictions‹ parties across town, from Kreuzberg’s Paloma to Neukölln’s Sameheads. Her reputation for playful, sometimes obscure sets has been spreading across Europe too, although Gigsta’s schedule is organized at a train’s pace. She is currently not flying out of respect for the environment, embracing instead what she calls »slow gigging.«

Gigsta is receiving one of the project scholarships in the amount of 2,000 euros that in 2020 were awarded among the applicants for residencies abroad.

Gigsta (Photo: Mailie Viney)
Gigsta (Photo: Mailie Viney)