Obsolescenza del genere

(2017) - 4' -
Kyrahm e Julius Kaiser
The biological sex as skin, gender as a sense of self. Path, crossing, transition. The work combines the body art to the philosophical concepts of queer theory. The naked body and the I. The mask and the stereotype. It’s a gynandroid performance where the transition process is intermingled with poetry. Sex is represented as skin, female, male. Gender is represented in the sense of self, of man, and of woman. A journey, a crossing, a transition. Naked bodies lined up slowly coming closer. Each individual has a story. They are holding hands. Changing sex is painful like birth. The golden masks on their faces are not to hide their identities: In fact as they come closer it is possible to distinguish their genders: a biological man, a trans man, a trans woman, a biological woman. From the bottom of the stage, a female creature unfolds from behind a black towel and goes to stand behind them: she walks across touching the bodies, one after the other. The pain is tiring, the flesh a substance to be shaped. The solemn rite of dressing up - in trousers, jacket and tie: it's the return to the opposite. For a transsexual changing sex is not becoming a man but a return to being a man. There is no need to wear the masks anymore: the self is revealed. - winner Premio Internazionale Arte Laguna, Venezia, 2009; - among the best gender exploration performance in the world, IDkex , Columbus, Ohio, USA, 2009; - best film Festival del Cinema Arcipelago di Roma section Comizi d'amore dedicated to Pierpaolo Pasolini, Roma 2015; - Werkstaddt der Kulturen, Berlino, 2008; - MutAzioni Profane, International Body Performance Art Festival, 2009; - Celeste Prize International, USA, New York, 2010 - Untouchable a cura di Franko B, Londra, 2014 - Generatech Festival, Spagna, 2010; - Bienal de la performance, Mexico, 2011
Elia Ferpecto Dario Lepore Julius Kaiser Kyrahm Ellen Santiago
Kyrahm e Julius Kaiser
Alessandro Merletti De Palo
Premi vinti
- Premio Arte Laguna di Venezia sezione Performance Art (2009) - Tra le 30 migliori performance gender exploration del mondo (Columbus, Ohio, 2009) - Miglior Film sezione Comizi d'Amore Festival del Cinema Arcipelago (Roma, 2015)
Human Installations
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