THE SPRAWLS: AN ARTISTIC APPROACH TO THE BORDERS OF GENDER AND GENDERED BORDERS

Gender can create a sensory experience of tangible and virtual borders, as well as conscious and unconscious ones. These spatial and cultural frontiers are essential points of reference for our own identities. Our limited, and simultaneously real and ephemeral bodies can be stimulated in order to provoke an evolution on (and a transgression of) oppressive social codes.

In the frame of The Sprawls, our work focused on queer strategies as political tools to rebel against gender constrictions and body policing. With an experimental and playful approach, we explored and reclaimed the concepts of gender, sex, and sexuality and establish new personal and social realities. We also addressed the gendered borders of institutionalized knowledge in order to analyze the constructs that can manipulate our understanding of power.

The festival took place at GlogauAir (Glogauer Str. 16, 10999

 

/// WITH AUDIOVISUAL ARTWORKS BY ///

Kiona Hagen Niehaus

Angela Kaisers

Anaïs Senli

Blanca Gomila

María Amparo Gomar Vidal

Ileana Pascalau

Esther Nelke

 

/// PROGRAM ///

 

FRIDAY, 24th March 2017 (18:00 – 00:00)

18:00
OPENING

20:00
matter v matter – a foray
Performance by Louise Trueheart

21:00
Naked SURAnade
Naked Live Music Performance by Sura Hertzberg

22:00
THE DECLARATION OF THE NATION OF VAG
Live Music Performance by Vagittarius Rising

23:00
Moving
Live Music and Reactive Movement Performance by S&M

 

SATURDAY, 25th March 2017 (16:00 – 22:00)

16:00
Curator’s Talk
by COVEN BERLIN

17:00
See Somebody
1-on-1 Performance by Madeleine White

Pärchen
1-on-1 Performance by Harley Aussoleil and Christian Etocke

 

19:00
ALLE UNTER EINER DECKE – becoming activist
Intimate Collective Performance by DREAMaTEAM