EROS FRANKENSTEIN : Discussions and performances
Saturday, November 15, 2.30 - 7.30 PM
Journée Paroles et Manoeuvres
In the spirit of exchange and reflection, Skol invites the public to participate in Journées Paroles et Manœuvres. A cross-disciplinary meeting of interventions, conferences, performances and discussions, this event aims to inverse roles, to encourage collaboration between different types of expertise and to support hybrid forms of communication. Journées Paroles et Manœuvres is an opportunity to take time, together, through various forms and ideas.
EROS FRANKENSTEIN features a concoction of works and readings that explore, in their own way, renewed forms of feminism. For some, it is ecstatic, for others, revolutionary. Blithely abandoning notions of progress and development, and anchored in the liberating powers of pleasure and transformation, it is fueled by the certainty that another world is possible.
- 2:30 pm : VIDEO BY DÉSIRÉE HOLMAN, Troglodyte, 2005
Single channel video, 7 minutes, music credits: "Gone Darker" by Electrelane.
"Chimps don't share ideas like we do, and don't treat others as intentioned beings as we do, and as a result every generation of chimps, every individual chimp ends up reinventing and rediscovering the world around them largely on their own." – Holman
- 3:30 pm: PERFORMANCE BY CATHERINE LAVOIE-MARCUS AND PRISCILLA GUY, Singeries.
"Two women attempt to be who they are. They imitate themselves, trying to steadfastly remain the same, but find themselves nonetheless on the brink of dissolution. It's funny and serious at the same time. Their identities are grotesquely stuck in between hope and failure, in bodies badly matched to their fates. We could call it an imposture." - Guy/Lavoie-Marcus
- 4:00 pm : CONFERENCE BY AUDREY LAURIN
"This ethical reflection on the way we deal with representations of women's bodies was inspired by the story of Dr. Frankenstein and his spurned monster. With these bodies that we didn't choose, but that we are told we can modify and recreate as we please, we can only grin and bear the breakdown of our desire for perfection. Will taking into account this collective failure within a critical and ethical discourse on works that present women's bodies allow us to transform our urges and expectations?" – Laurin
- 5:30 pm: INSTALLATION-PERFORMANCE BY VIRGINIE JOURDAIN AND FLORENCE LAROSE, Tour de piste II.
Tour de piste II is a performance-installation conceived in collaboration with a bodybuilder. From athletic process to aesthetic contest – the bodies are judged on symmetry, proportions, skin condition– this collaboration presents bodybuilding as an active and interactive discipline, exacerbating its performative qualities.
- 7:00 pm: PERFORMANCE BY RAPHAËLE FRIGON AT RATS9, LIVE STREAMED AT SKOL,
Diamonds Under my Skin: Very Personnel Jewellery
During the performance, artist Raphaële Frigon subverts biomedical technology and poses an anti-capitalist gesture by implanting diamonds under her skin. Due to limited space at Rats 9, the performance will be live streamed at Skol.
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