One year after the 2013 workshop, the four Performing Gender European artists return to the MAMbo to present their final creations, fruit of a year of research and formation on the contemporary representation of sexual orientation and gender roles. The performance creations will occupy different spaces within MAMbo, and can be visited during the times indicated, as part of a visit to the museum.
Juanjo Arques – Estreno Absoluto
Estreno Absoluto explores the research process of a new identity, an ambiguous vision between masculine and feminine. A choreographic experiment on the limitations of movement from the point of view of a disabled person. A window on transsexualism and disability in the context of the museum: Arte Povera as a metaphor for transformation.
Riccardo Buscarini – Blur
“My first reaction, when I was invited to participate in Performing Gender, was that of confusion: I had never reflected on my gender identity or my sexual orientation through my work. With Blur, I want to transmit this same sense of uncertainty and ambiguity: A meditative space, undefined, where gender is the echo of a chimera which fluctuates in the shadows”
Vlasta Delimar – Io sono / Io sono una persona / Io sono una buona persona
A work made up of elementary words, to underline the importance of individuality and the rejection of all identification, whether it be from ideology, the state, politics or religion that tries to define our identity. An elementary thought immersed in water: water as an element of rebirth, self-responsibility and responsibility for the community on finds oneself in.
Cristina Henriquez – Marìa Magdalena. Autorretrato
“The ancestral prostitute, the biblical prostitute, the anonymous prostitute and the prostitute who lives within me. What I suggest, is a meeting with all of them. I want to try to sell my body and be, for a moment, public”. Having absorbed the imaginary of the commercial sexual messages in her neighbourhood, the artist offers the public her first approach to sexual commerce.
Juanjo Arques + Cristina Henriquez – Siamo due
We look at each other and exist in the other’s gaze / changing / I am another when I interact with you / I discover my identity within the meeting / from afar, near me, close / We are the others, so normal, so rare / changed / Are there really two of us?