Opening Ceremony | Embodied Arts Festival

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It is within the intersections of body memory and history that our bodies are potentially at their most revealing. Memories interrupt history and open up another possibility of embodied living, one that spatialises time and temporalises space. Hence, treating the body as memory and discussing the role of the body in witnessing authoritarian capitalism, memorializing [...]

The Geography of Hate | Performance & Exhibition Walk-Through

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Hate is an entity that spreads like a wildfire. An entity that creates "the Other". It becomes the prime lens through which the other is read and dehumanized. Hate exists as an emotion that brings communities or groups together questioning expressions such as empathy, love and care. In the collective act of the world making [...]

Black post box

May Ayim shore May-Ayim-Ufer, Berlin

Co-curators of the BLACK POST BOX, Gugulethu Duma and Dylan Greene, explore racial and cultural melancholy by centralizing the work of Saidiyah Hartman who asks, "... what if depression could be traced to histories of colonialism, genocide, slavery, exclusion , everyday segregation, and isolation that haunt all of our lives, rather than to biochemical imbalances? How can [...]

Ascension - Intimate Bodies Forbidden Stories

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Ascension is a theater play - an outcome of a durational project about gender, femininity and menstruation. The project engaged participants with a community debate in order to reflect on gender equality and social change. The project explored menstruation, taboos, and identity from all potential directions such as historical, political, embodied, cultural, religious, social, health, [...]

The Body Undone Film Screening: “Nakorn Sawan”

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 The Body Undone: In Conversation with Loss is a program of film screenings and discussions organized by Sana Rizvi for Oyoun's EMBODIED ARTS FESTIVAL. The selected films look at various kinds of loss held by different bodies - with a focus on storytelling from new voices. Using film, an embodied memory in itself, an invitation [...]

The Body Undone Film Screening: "Birha"

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The Body Undone: In Conversation with Loss is a program of film screenings and discussions organized by Sana Rizvi for Oyoun's EMBODIED ARTS FESTIVAL. The selected films look at various kinds of loss held by different bodies - with a focus on storytelling from new voices. Using film, an embodied memory in itself, an invitation [...]

Ilk عِلْق - (Per) forming a Queer Arab Muslim Futuristic Vision

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Ahmad Baba (Cyclomorphosis), is a Berlin-based Lebanese multidisciplinary performer, a social artist, and a Master's student in Dance Movement Therapy. With Ilk عِلْق, Ahmad is investigating queerness from a queer Arab perspective, tracking the roots of queer lives lived in Arabic and Muslim societies going back centuries. It is an investigation into how queerness has become, [...]

The Body Undone Q&A – “Nakorn-Sawan” & “Birha”

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The Body Undone: In Conversation with Loss is a program of film screenings and discussions organized by Sana Rizvi for Oyoun's EMBODIED ARTS FESTIVAL. The selected films look at various kinds of loss held by different bodies - with a focus on storytelling from new voices. Using film, an embodied memory in itself, an invitation [...]

Ancestral Body Noise: Rituals of Real (ese) Ceremony

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The Ancestral Body Noise: Rituals of Real (ese) Ceremony is a procession concluding and honoring the six-week-long, intercultural healing incubator curated and facilitated by cultural researcher, future-folk musician and life-long psycho-spiritual student, Gugulethu ' Dumama 'Duma. The five participants identify as part of the BIPOC diaspora in Berlin: KooCha, Indrani Ashe, Yin Cheng-Kokott, Sailesh Naidu and Suelen [...]

The Body Undone Film Screening: “The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open”

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The Body Undone: In Conversation with Loss is a program of film screenings and discussions organized by Sana Rizvi for Oyoun's EMBODIED ARTS FESTIVAL. The selected films look at various kinds of loss held by different bodies - with a focus on storytelling from new voices. Using film, an embodied memory in itself, an invitation [...]

Decolonial Contemporary African Diasporic Visions | Exocé Kasongo at May-Ayim-Ufer

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The multidisciplinary afrocentric artist Exocé Kasongo will walk the ground at May-Ayim-Ufer in Berlin-Kreuzberg, he will move, dance, act, read and sing. He will wear clothes created by Souleyman, which feature the fabrics visualizing Exocé's collage work. The performance is the culmination of Exocé's five-month project DCADV (Decolonial Contemporary African Diasporic Visions), a search for [...]

The Body Undone Q&A – “The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open”

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The Body Undone: In Conversation with Loss is a program of film screenings and discussions organized by Sana Rizvi for Oyoun's EMBODIED ARTS FESTIVAL. The selected films look at various kinds of loss held by different bodies - with a focus on storytelling from new voices. Using film, an embodied memory in itself, an invitation [...]

The Body Undone Film Screening – “Debut”

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The Body Undone: In Conversation with Loss is a program of film screenings and discussions organized by Sana Rizvi for Oyoun's EMBODIED ARTS FESTIVAL. The selected films look at various kinds of loss held by different bodies - with a focus on storytelling from new voices. Using film, an embodied memory in itself, an invitation [...]

Black Trans Futures | go find me

A talk with Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley and Ebun Sodipo dedicated to giving Black Trans people a space to speculate on their present allowing thought of how a Black Trans future could come from the space we are in now. Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley is a London- and Berlin-based Black trans artist, game developer and mother. Through video games [...]

Taking Root in the Flesh - An Evening of Dialogical Exploration and Performance

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Part 1: Dialogical Exploration A discussion with Thokozani Heidi Sincuba, Jessica Korp, and Gugulethu 'Dumama' Duma - interpreting the work of Zora Neale Hurston today, from South African, Ethiopian-German, Moroccan and diasporic perspectives. The first part of the evening will be a discursive exploration where we will listen and learn from one another's [...]

Hate, the Ultimate Form of Violence Against the Other?

We invite you to join this panel discussion organized by Artist-Activist Sujatro Ghosh. While opening up the discourses on hate, violence, propaganda, fascism and segregation, we will revisit the curatorial intentions of his project Geography of Hate as well as the artistic contexts of the different performances presented in the exhibition. Geography of Hate questions [...]

Untangling the Mirage - Forms of Queerness and Resistance

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A conversation along with screenings of “Mirage” and “Untangle” by Avril Stormy Unger How do constructs of time and space shape an artistic expression that traverses several disciplines and socio-cultural contexts? How do we look at interdisciplinarity as a form of queer articulation? How do sexuality and queerness build a dialogue with the public space? [...]

BLACK AS I AM QUEER AS I AM BLACK: A Black Queer Poetics reading session

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A journey into black queer poetics through the music, poetry and performance works of self-identified black and queer artists from around the world. Kopano Maroga and Maneo Mohale are two black queer cuties who have some questions about what constitutes so called blackness and so called queerness in the realm of poetics. How does identity [...]

The Body Undone Q&A – “Let My Body Speak” & “No Crying at the Dinner Table”

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The Body Undone: In Conversation with Loss is a program of film screenings and discussions organized by Sana Rizvi for Oyoun's EMBODIED ARTS FESTIVAL. The selected films look at various kinds of loss held by different bodies - with a focus on storytelling from new voices. Using film, an embodied memory in itself, an invitation [...]

THE BODY IS: A MAP, A CAGE, A KEY: Embodied practice as research methodologies

Join us for some embodied reflections during the last event of Oyoun's EMBODIED ARTS FESTIVAL before the closing ceremony: A panel discussion about embodied and body-based practice as a generative tool for excavation and research and its potential pitfalls of reductionism and the re-application of oppressive body politics. Moderated by Kopano Maroga. Through the diverse [...]

Closing Ceremony | Embodied Arts Festival

It is within the intersections of body memory and history that our bodies are potentially at their most revealing. Memories interrupt history and open up another possibility of embodied living, one that spatialises time and temporalises space. Hence, treating the body as memory and discussing the role of the body in witnessing authoritarian capitalism, memorializing [...]

Manuscripts of Foreign Body(s) (screening + discussion) in Birmingham

MAC-HEXAGON THEATRE Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, Birmingham

During the LGBT History Month UK, Berlin based Lebanese multidisciplinary performer and social artist Ahmad BaBa will present a plethora of his bodies of work in collaboration with SHOUT Festival and Midlands Arts Centre. His work focuses on claiming more visibility for underrepresented communities such as the LGBT+ refugee community in Berlin, and creating dance/storytelling [...]

Deconstructing the Aesthetics of Embodiment (workshops) in Birmingham

MAC-HEXAGON THEATRE Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, Birmingham

During the LGBT History Month UK, Berlin based Lebanese multidisciplinary performer and social artist Ahmad BaBa will present a plethora of his bodies of work in collaboration with SHOUT Festival and Midlands Arts Centre. His work focuses on claiming more visibility for underrepresented communities such as the LGBT+ refugee community in Berlin, and creating dance/storytelling [...]

QueeЯevolutions (screening + discussion) in Birmingham

MAC-HEXAGON THEATRE Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, Birmingham

During the LGBT History Month UK, Berlin based Lebanese multidisciplinary performer and social artist Ahmad BaBa will present a plethora of his bodies of work in collaboration with SHOUT Festival and Midlands Arts Centre. His work focuses on claiming more visibility for underrepresented communities such as the LGBT+ refugee community in Berlin, and creating dance/storytelling [...]