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.
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 27th at 7 pm
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)
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. Facilitator: Kajsa Wadhia
Baubo Guest: LOL Institute
LoL Institute is a music and storytelling based experimental art platform that practices galactic-magnetic-eclectic-post-neo-barroc-pop-rock. It wanders around the borderlines where political meets absurdity, fictional overlaps reality and rethorical makes love with melody.
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 28th at 7pm
The Moving Mind – A Social choreography in the age of Permanently Temporary War. An experiment testing some of the theories Akseli Virtanen presented in his workshop has taken place on a train around Scandinavia. This social choreography consists of four 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)
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. Facilitator: Kajsa Wadhia
Guest Baubo: Sara Gebran
A self-immolation for the female gender’s full emancipation and the final uprising of the women’s rights movement by waxing out (getting rid of) the taboo of bodily hair.
- About Katja Seitajoki
Katja Seitajoki is one of Arena Baubo’s initiators. During the last seven years she has worked with Arena baubo and freelanced in the performing arts in the fields of theatre, mime and dance. Katja studied at the Mime Acting programme at Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts. She has also studied to become a producer and is now working as a project coordinator at Dansens Hus, Stockholm.
- About Maria Stiernborg
Maria Stiernborg is a Set and Costume designer with a degree from Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts. Since graduating she has freelanced (among others Institutet/Malmö, Non Serviam/Sthlm) and worked as one of three artistic directors for Arena Baubo. She is now doing her MA, Art in the Public Realm, at Konstfack, the University College of Arts, Craft and Design in Stockholm.
- About Kajsa Wadhia
Kajsa Wadhia is trained as a dancer at London Contemporary Dance School and The Laban Centre, London. Kajsa is one of three artistic directors of Arena Baubo. Her work outside of Arena Baubo has included choreographing for The National Theatre of Faroe Islands and working as a dancer for among others Su-En, Jose Vidal, Marie-Gabrielle Rotie and Crowd Company.
Light Design: Mikko Kaukolampi. Graphic Design: Treasure Factory. Producer: Emelie Bergbohm. Supported by Swedish Art Council, Nordic Culture Point, Nordic Culture Fund, Konstfack and Studiefrämjandet.
- Proudly Post/Non/Mis/Re/Present
- Arena Baubo / Katja Seitajoki & Kajsa Wadhia
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