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

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
Language: Swedish and English
Duration: 30 min

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.

Language: Swedish and English
Duration: 10 – 25 min
Guest Baubo at MDT in Stockholm: Sara Gebran

The Artist Talk 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 in 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


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