EXHIBITION, CONCERT, READING, STREET ACTIVITY, PARTY, PERFORMANCE, THEATRE PIECE, LECTURE, SCREENING, ETC.
JOB, WORKSHOP, INTERNSHIP, COLLABORATION PROJECTS, JOINING A BAND, RESIDENCY, WANTED PROFESSIONAL, ETC.
ARTWORK, PIECE OF MUSIC, VIDEO, PIECE OF POETRY, ILLUSTRATION, SERIES OF PHOTOGRAPHS, CORPORATE DESIGN, ETC.
In my home country (Ireland), I grew up under a social pressure to laugh off sexist jokes, for fear of being deemed anything from ‘no craic’, to a bitch. For a long time I followed suit, or buried my head in the sand, not wanting to have to have ‘those conversations’. I didn’t want to waste my energy. But I realised that by ignoring the problem, wouldn’t make it go away & that by calling out sexist behaviour & engaging with people about the topic simply felt right. Sometimes, though, it doesn’t always feel safe.
Reflecting on the culture whereby comments & judgements about women’s bodies pervade not just social & professional spaces, but more intimate situations for women - I have devised a piece to expose, to ‘hand back’ just some of the comments I have personally received this passed year. Designed to be one part cathartic and one part empowering, this performance highlights just some of the things men have said to me, just one woman, in one year of my life.
at Niederkirchnerstraße 7
Friday 22 March 2019 at 23:00h
at Köpenickerstr. 96
Friday 29 March 2019 at 19:00h
at Hush Gallery Kadıköy
Saturday 30 March 2019 at 18:00h