ARENA BAUBO 
proudly post/non/mis/re/present

Baubo was an old lady who exposed her vagina in an obscene dance provoking the mourning Goddess Demeter to laugh. Baubo is often portrayed with her face placed on top of an enlarged lower body. She is a personified vulva / pig / genius / gorilla / event / becoming / communism / Robin Hood / 3D rose / financial crisis / anarchist / fold / movement / map / post-porn star / … 
 


Arena Baubo is re-thinking representation in performance. The group has immersed in the discourse through workshops and seminars with theoreticians Paula Caspão, Akseli Virtanen and Tiina Rosenberg resulting in experimentative formats for discussions merged with post/non/mis/re/presentations of the Baubo myth.


The event is split up into two evenings that can be presented individually or together, meaning one or two evenings. Each evening lasts approximately 2 hours + break.




★Day 1



Lecture Performance:
The Art of Flashing

Baubo's hijacking of Rancière



In the performance, Jacques Rancière's lecture on Deleuze, art and aesthetics, is being hijacked. Baubo is infiltrating the philosopher´s text with her vaginal metamorphosis into the content, form and texture of its language.

Concept, Direction and Performance: Katja Seitajoki

Sound Design: Ingrid Hedin Vahlberg

Direction: Kajsa Sandström

Film: Ylva Henrikson

Inspiration: Paula Caspão


Film:
Mis/re/presentation of Zizek, Butler, Spivak, Agamben, Mouffe and Derrida

Concept: Arena Baubo
Realisation: Kajsa Wadhia



Seminar:
The Explicit Body in Performance

Rebecca Schneider's analysis of the subversive potential of the explicit body, together with examples of artworks by among others Carolee Schneemann, Annie Sprinkle and Shigeko Kubota, work as points of departure for further discussion. 

Concept: Arena Baubo
Facilitator: Kajsa Wadhia

Guest Baubo:
at MDT in Stockholm: LoL Institute


★Day 2

Artist Talk Performance:


The Moving Mind – A Social choreography in the age of Permanently Temporary War



An experiment has taken place on a train around Scandinavia. This social choreography tries to look at who and what is moving our bodies, minds, lives, and working conditions. Three people on a journey, looking at each other and them selves, analyzing the precariat class around and within them and how the permanently temporary war of our times creates new representations and a wish not to represent or be represented.

Concept and performance: Maria Stiernborg

Traveling companions: Ludvig Uhlbors and Sara Gebran


Guest Baubo:

An invited guest will embody the myth of Baubo.
This artistic expression stands on its own as well as in relation to the over all discussion on representation in performance. Each performance a new guest is invited, a local artist who we think has something important to say on the matter.

Guest Baubo at MDT in Stockholm: Sara Gebran

Film:
Mis/re/presentation of Zizek, Butler, Spivak, Agamben, Mouffe and Derrida

Concept: Arena Baubo
Realisation: Kajsa Wadhia



Seminar:
Who's language? The concept of woman called into question


Many feminists argue that we ought to give up the notion of gender in favor of a multiplicity of identities. How could feminist movements continue a struggle to end women's oppression if the meaningfulness of the concept 'woman' is called into doubt? Chantal Mouffe's and Alessandra Tanesini's thoughts on essentialist language and feminist strategies form the basis of this discussion.

Concept: Arena Baubo
Facilitator: Kajsa Wadhia

The opening of the project was at MDT, Stockholm autumn 2012
. The project has also been showed at Inkonst in Malmö, SITE Stockholm, Stockholm University, Konstfack abd on a Nordic tour.


Lighting design Mikko Kaukolampi

Producer Emelie Bergbohm
 


Supported by Swedish Art Council, Nordic Culture Point, Nordic Culture Fund, 
Kulturfornden för Sverige och Finland, MDT, Konstfack, Stockholms Universitet and Studiefrämjandet



Photo José Figueroa

 
 

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