female trouble presents

VULVA CLUB #17 - octopuss_y

with Maque Pereyra, Pauline Payen, Vala Tomasz Foltyn

Sa. 17. März 2018 | 19:30 I 19:00 Doors Open I FreeAdmission

We are many bodies and so we can easily multiply. We are young and not as young as you might think. Our ideas do not operate by establishing skeletons, so we expand our bodies into an octopus-like form. Our limbs are many suckers that we use to grasp substratum, catch prey and move from place to place, embracing non-linear locomotion. We chose each other differently than it was asked. We share resources horizontally. We are many vaginas, many phalluses and many rectums, or maybe even more?

How do we choreograph awareness? What does it mean to be mindful? What does it mean to be emotional? What is the process of thinking, feeling, sensing, and knowing? What leads us to the process of empowerment? How do we empower ourselves and each other in our art making practices?

This encounter investigates different ways of generating knowledge, one that comes out of mutual affection and trust. When we think/say/dance knowledge - we are looking for the one passing through various bodies and mediums, protocols and (hacking) strategies of its own creation. This knowledge is longing for participation/engagement rather than explanation. We come together as a collective, yet we support individuality. We choreograph/shape our limits as waves and we surf them.”

This performative lecture led by Agata Siniarska, Maque Pereyra, Pauline Payen and Vala Tomasz Foltyn was programmed as a panel titled Strategies of Empowerment / The Force of Dance  at Inventur #2 – Contemporary Dance & Performance international conference, May 2017 in Dusseldorf. This time around they will meet again and share their practices in the frame of VULVA CLUB hosted by female trouble. The ongoing process of sharing knowledge among those four artists will shapeshift the current form of this encounter into which we invite you, to witness, feel and experience with us.

VULVA CLUB is a regular event series in Berlin, an attempt towards peripheral With VULVA CLUB female trouble invite guests and fellows to choreograph challenging and experimental encounters between art, works, people, ideas and conversations. Each edition of VULVA CLUB is unique in format and concept, designed together with the invited guests and their contributions. VULVA CLUB is not just another framework for production and presentation, but an event that wants to nourish artistic discourse and community.

female trouble are a friendship based collective (Roni Katz, Agata Siniarska und Xenia Taniko Dwertmann) working in Berlin since 2013. We share a mutual process of artistic, intellectual, personal and political exchange revolving around art(istic) work(s), bodies, femininities and feminisms. female trouble initiated the public platform VULVA CLUB with the objective of bolstering and activating a community.

VULVA CLUB 2018 is supported by Hauptstadtkulturfonds 2018.