Two-day extreme performance event
13–14.10.2023 at Østre
I am my body, I am my pain
I am my own
mutant evolution thereof.
I recognize myself as a social anomaly
something that is
annoying and uncomfortable.
– the participating performance artist Miss Perkances
You are invited to a two-day extreme but supportive event with a discursive program and performances! The mission of the event is to look at the pain inflicted on the body and its surroundings.
Human rights and equality in various forms never lose their relevance. Major upheavals and events affect our attitudes. A nation and its people have international and personal obligations to recognize and respect the rights of individuals and groups to equate them with the rest of society. This development is an expression of an increasingly strong ethical and humanistic awareness.
Friday 13 October 2023
19.00–21.00 at Østre
On Friday (Day 1) Daniel Mariblanca has invited, as part
of the International Curatorial Program by 71BODIES, the artists Rocio Boliver from Mexico, Sayeh Nejatian Kazemi from Iran and Maria Perkances from Mexico to look at how gender politics is being negotiated in society and how they identify and experience themselves. The artists will utilize extreme performance as a way of expression and share current thoughts and long-term methodologies of their practices.
The audience will be provided with tools to appreciate the following day of performances to support this style of performance compassionately and protectively.
The event is free and open to everyone, but tickets need to be reserved as there is limited space:
Saturday 14 October 2023
19.00–22.00 at Østre
On Saturday (Day 2) the audience will encounter new works by Rocio Boliver, Sayeh Nejatian Kazemi and Maria Perkances which have been created during their artistic residency together with Daniel Mariblanca, 71BODIES.
Room will be given to the audience to express themselves in a talk led by Daniel Mariblanca after the performance.
71BODIES is a transgender-inclusive dance performance company, based in Bergen. The company produces and tours their works, nationally and internationally. Ramifications of their core activities materialize through curatorial programs, commission projects and varied collaborations.
The International program is curated by 71BODIES with the mission to practice and utilize extreme performances as physical and mental expressions. The program is co-produced by Kunsthall 3,14 and hosted by Østre.
About the Artists:
Rocio Boliver was born in México City. She is widely known in Mexico and internationally for her sexually raw performances. Boliver started her performance career by reading her porno-erotic texts in the international art circuit. Her practice is a sharp critique of the many repressive ideologies that burden the lives of women. In a somewhat pasteurized society, she causes disgust, hatred, rejection, confusion, weariness, anxiety, hostility, and fear in the hope of clearing and maybe even naturalizing spaces to live a freer life. Boliver’s work places her in the most radical wing in the history of Body Art in Mexico.
Sayeh Nejatian Kazemi is an Iranian artist, feminist, and activist within the expressionistic discourse in performance art and acting. Many of her performances take place in public spaces where she is performing images of the relationship and opposition between the state and the singular human body. The performances often contain a feeling of futility that arises in encounters with different networks of state power. How to free oneself from these dynamics? Can we disrupt power dynamics and challenge the status quo by embracing futility?
Miss Perkances is a non-binary transgender living in Mexico, who fell into the void from 18 meters and 5survived at the age of fifteen. He is a performance artist with the plan to reconquer his broken corporality and chronic pain. Performing with guerrilla dynamics has led him to "blow up" spaces in Spain, Berlin, Guatemala, and Mexico. Through his work, he invites us to claim freedom from the body. Miss Perkances experiments with pain and relates it directly to the conquest of pleasure, seeking alliances with divergent, dissident, and diverse bodies united in the artistic and lyrical exploration of extreme corporeality through performance art and sound ambience.
GUIDELINES FOR ATTENDING THE EVENINGS WITH SENSITIVE
* Two-day attendance prioritized. Audience capacity is limited. Those who attend the discursive program have a priority to attend the performance day.
* The event is for people over the age of 18.
* The event is alcohol-free.
* Please note that audience engagement is only encouraged after the performances.
Book your (free!) ticket for the event: