Thu, 20 May | Arnhem

Final Performances Day 4

Welcome to Day 4 of our Finals! Performances of our Graduating Students: Jessica Renfro, Luiza Jaffe Misiuk Barbosa and Korina Papadimitriou Kordova
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Final Performances Day 4

Time & Location

20 May, 17:00
Arnhem, Onderlangs 9, 6812 CE Arnhem, Netherlands

About the Event

"WE CALLED IT EARTH" by Jessica Renfro || Theatre 2 || 17:00

Once upon a time we called it _______...

We Called It Earth is a participatory, digital platformer game that simultaneously creates the world it explores. Rejecting the myth of self-authorship, the avatar of this game is a black hole with a profusion of unruly limbs controlled by multiple players. Participation also occurs online, where a new planetary mythology is co-authored, and appears on a projected screen to fill in the barren landscape and help the avatar on its way. In this messy, playful, and often deadly quest to bind the wounds of a shattered planet, a formless and emancipated collective writes the story of a new world forged by relationships rather than individuals.

Visitors are encouraged to bring a well-charged mobile phone into the theatre.

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"TO PEE OR NOT TO PEE. THAT IS THE QUESTION" by Luiza Jaffee Misiuk Barbosa || Theatre 1 || 18:00

For the past 2 years I have been developing a persona which intends to disrupt normative spaces in Europe, using a brasilian political background. The white, normative cisgender standards of womanhood have a social-political affect on how gender should be performed, defining who has enough value to be considered visible and important. In society, bodily fluids, sexuality and different cultural approaches are an agenda of institutions to be deconstructed. 

However, putting those theories into practice in this research, performing those concepts in public spaces became almost unacceptable. Putasagrada has been performing in the streets of Arnhem to investigate the relationship between her cultural background, and how to disrupt spaces which reinforce normativity. 

This performance is the reactivation of past experiments in public spaces. It will take advantage of a performance space and a consensual audience to question the limits of disrupting normativity. This is not a welcoming space, do not expect to come inside and be pleased, you are not the last cookie in the jar.

Everything to be performed is about exposing natural body fluids, changing the perception of disgust and gender. Putasagrada has more things to do, other than accomplishing western, cisgender impositions over a body.

Research Supervisor : Fenia Kotsopoulou

External Mentor : Pêdra Costa, Joana Almeida

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"CRATERA" by Korina Papadimitriou Kordova Santos || Studio 4 || 19:00

Maybe the egg was once a triangle that rolled so much through space it became oval. People say the triangle escaped a geodesic polyhedron by rolling down a mountain. After a long while, it crashed against Buckminster Fuller’s sacrum bone. Fuller asked: what are you? The egg replied: I live on Earth at present, and I don’t know what I am. I know that I am not a category. I am not a thing—a noun. I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process—an integral function of the universe.

CRATERA is an artistic outcome of the research project “Amazonizing Practices: processes of thinking/moving with a landscape”. The telescopic research combines different lenses and curved mirrors to look deep inside a crater where the ancestral and the posthuman meet. Amazonizing is approximating to a possible contemporary Amazonian landscape by perceiving it as a meshwork formed by movements of mythic, affective, geological and socio-political dimensions. Amazonizing addresses the interest in the doing, in the construction of new spaces—multidimensional landscapes to be practiced. 

CRATERA is a new space where the power of things is summoned by acts of reenchantment and where a set of bodily practices is reactivated. Through the process of digging into these practices, CRATERA becomes a landscape-body for thinking/moving, reclaiming the ground and its immaterial dimensions.

Research Supervisor : Dr Mariella Greil

External Mentor : Kat Válastur

If you are planning to attend any of the performances, please send an email to m.slob@artez.nl or enter your details to RSVP registration form!

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