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Sa., 08. Juni


Sonnenstein Loft


STUDIO SHOWING - open rehearsals Artists: Iria Arenas


Zeit & Ort

08. Juni 2024, 16:00 – 18:00

Sonnenstein Loft, Sonnensteinstraße 11-13, 4040 Linz, Österreich

Über die Veranstaltung

Join us for the residency sharing of the project “Transcending Canvases ft. Olympia”!

When: June 8th, 16:00 Where: Sonnenstein Loft FREE entrance

Residency artist Iria Arenas will be reworking their ongoing performance project during a two-week artistic residency at Sonnenstein Loft, alongside their working partner Aura Antikainen. Inspired by Professor David J. Getsy's essay "How to Teach Manet's Olympia after Transgender Studies",  their work reinterprets Édouard Manet's iconic painting "Olympia" in a contemporary context. Through a multidisciplinary performance that integrates dance, visual art, and personal narrative, “Transcending Canvases ft. Olympia” focuses on challenging and deconstructing dominant narratives related to gender identity and body image that have persisted in Western art history. The performance employs House Dance, a style that originated in the underground clubs of Chicago and New York in the late 70s and early 80s. Known for its diversity and emphasis on self-expression, House Dance provides a dynamic and engaging framework to explore and confront stereotypes surrounding the body.

The 30-minute performance will be followed by a post-discussion/Q&A session. Engage in meaningful dialogue about the themes presented and witness the power of art to reshape identities and celebrate diversity.

*Audience note: this performance contains nudity.

This work was produced with the financial assistance of the European Union. The views expressed herein can in no way be taken to reflect the official opinion of the European Union'. #CultureMovesEurope; #PushBoundaries, #CreativeEurope

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