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Addressing the female connoted body, the second workout and in-app show Female Body approaches issues and structures of power in reference to sexuality, identity, gender and representation. It seeks to reflect on the experiences of women in their embodiments – as situated and congruent with places and times – according to the progress of society and technologies.
Taking up the notion of “somatic society” (Bryan Turner, 2008), the show expresses ways in which the body is positioned as a place where the main subjective and collective issues and traumas are expressed, problematized and processed. Through a path of consecutive images and sounds, the female connoted body is thus reconstructed and formed, framed between its emancipatory potential and its damnation to be a sacrificial machine, destined to bear the behaviors and beliefs of the society to which it belongs.
Female Body collects newly produced video works by fourteen artists and artist duos, selected by five curators, each active in the multifaceted Swiss art scene: !Mediengruppe Bitnik, Alexandra Bachzetsis, Johanna Bruckner, Giulia Essyad, Juliette Gampert, Maëlle Gross, Maria Guta, Esther Hunziker, Douna Lim & Théo Pesso, Katrin Niedermeier, Simone C. Niquille / Technoflesh, Colette Sadler & Mikko Gaestel, Ramaya Tegegne & Soraya Lutangu and Teresa Vittucci.
Curated by Mareike Dittmer, Raffael Dörig, Charlotte Laubard, Chus Martínez and Nina Roehrs.
Concept: Nina Roehrs & Damjanski
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