Organized by Sophie Hardeman
As part of developing a body of theory for the thesis, we propose that cultural identity is a role. It is a role that we learn as part of our growing up and learning how to live in our current culture. Performance activities allow us to explore these roles and as well as conflicts that can arise between the different roles associated with our different cultural identities. We would like to invite nine performative artists who explore how we communicate, clothe and entertain ourselves in relation to existing social constructs such as beauty standards, sexuality, gender expression and identity in a day to day practice. These different muses will partake in ongoing talks about identity fluidity, which will be documented on film in a serie that will bring theatrical reality to a new audience.
In conjunction with Navel the research/theorize how to break free from social constructs and preconceived notions about appearance. How can we reframe our larger sense of relating and intimacy, of the body, of difference and connection? By inviting nine artists to collaborate on this project we propose different identities that will reflect on performative existence, thereby reflecting and opening up conversation about current society.