DIVA | 2018 Winner of Best Emerging

Cries of ‘DIVA’ are known to ring out in the drag bar as well as the opera house. In this surreal
queer fantasia on classical music, Baroque iconography, and scandalous first-century verse, drag prima donna Divina de Campo premieres an original operatic aria with chamber orchestra by composer V. R. Alevizos. Europe’s historic concert halls set the stage for an ecstatic meeting of two art traditions which traffic in extremes of gender performance, enacting a space where the drag bar diva and the opera house diva share the same skin.

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Adam Csoka Keller

Born in Bratislava, Slovakia, just two years after the Velvet Revolution ended decades of communism, Adam Csoka Keller pursues a direction in film and video while redefining what it means to be a multidisciplinary image-maker in today’s society. Drawing heavily upon Cold War-era architecture and aesthetics, Adam’s work fuses fashion, movement, and set design.

After having completed his MA in Visual Communication at Central Saint Martins in London he took part in a moving image residency at the Institute of Contemporary Arts - London. Adam was awarded ‘Best New Director’ at the Fashion Film Festival Milano 2017 and selected as a finalist for the SHOWstudio Fashion Film Awards, the Austrian American Short Film Festival and Diane Pernet’s ASVOFF.