Af Patricia Sall Lam Toro (PT), Nele Ka (EE) and Jonas Hall (DK)
A multimedia performance regarding social constructs of gender and an attempt to reverse the process of such constructs rendering the body into a state of ‘ungenderness’.
How could we explore a way in which the body could initiate a process of reversal into abandoning gendered behavior and expectations from early socialization? For many subjectivities, the experience of gender fostered by their birth sex causes trauma and desolation in many cases since we live in major hetero-normative societies that demand accurate stereotypical performances based on sex/gender.
The intention is simply to offer an opportunity to release the trauma of being socially and culturally gendered in the sense that we wish to explore gendered self-oppression – commenting on the restraints of gender constructs, and, to attempt to initiate a process of self-healing with shamanic healing practice (with imagery) and liberation reversing processes of gender performativity; moreover we wish to initiate a visual conversation about gender constructs and make us all reflect upon the diverse metaphorical ways and symbols of self-oppression attributed to gender performativity.
With financial support of Kulturkanten
Location: Talk Town 2017
Copenhagen Main Library (København Hovedbibliotek)
June 2017 Aalborg
Body Corporeal – Poem Manifesto read at the live performance