Master Symposium: Womxn In Motion

2./4. Semester

2. and 3. April 2020

2 days

10:00-12:30 / 13:30 - 16:30


Application deadline until: 27.02.2020

Universität / Haute École
Chus Martinez and Quinn Latimer and Guests
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Content description

Womxn In Motion - A two day symposium moderated by Quinn Latimer and Chus Martinez. Please not that ACT, the performance festival is on Saturday the 4th of April. This fourth symposium is dedicated to performance and the question of gender, the body and politics in motion. Confirmed guests are: Pauline Du Jardin, Davide-Christelle Sanvee, Pan Daijn, Ingela Ihrmann and Megan Rooney. More names will be added to the list.

A very important subject from the beginning on these series of seminars is the possibility to reach total inclusion, equality, a language that serves the purpose of love and respect, the agency of values that produce the emergence of a different social. Performance has been historically trying to become a media where the push against the bounds of gender can be exercise. Presence, voice, movement are serving many artists to reflect in unprecedented ways on how to create space and a language to address in their own terms trans and/or nonbinary identities, but also to highlighting the work of cisgender women.

The symposium will give us all the opportunity to experience the performance practice of the artists invited, but also to hear them reflect on how the work has emerged, how it evolves and the challenges performance still experiences in being included in certain contexts. Also, we will be talking about the relation with technology, social media, video and the way they create more accessibility and yet how this is different from the experience of the physical body.