Arena Baubo proudly post/non/mis/re/present
Photo: José Figueroa
MDT, SITE, Konstfack, Stockholm University in Stockholm, Inkonst in Malmö, The Theatre Museum and Space for Free Art in Helsinki 2012-2013
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
Language: Swedish with English subtitles or English
Duration: 35 min
The lecture performance is a part of ARENA BAUBO proudly post/non/mis/re/present. 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.
In the project 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.
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 / …
The opening of the project was at MDT, Stockholm Autumn 2012 . The project has also been shown at Inkonst, Malmö, SITE Stockholm, Stockholm University, The Theatre Museum, Space for Free Art and Pride in Helsinki and on a Nordic train tour.
Light 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 .