Stages III: Performing Females

Performative installation

photos: Christian Bartsch 

Experimental music and performance
9 – 11 July 2021

Together with numerous Hamburg artists, Kunsthaus Hamburg presents the three-day program Stages from 9 – 11 July. The large exhibition hall at Kunsthaus Hamburg is going to provide space for life performance, spatial installation and experimental music. The cross-genre weekend connects international guests from music, art, dance and choreography with local actors and creates a diverse interdisciplinary space of experience.

Sunday, 11 July 2021, 5 – 6 pm followed by artist talk
Performing Females presents: FEMALE BUDDIES

Performative installation by and with Katharina OberlikPaulina PomanaTrinidad MartinezAlyssa WarnckeHille NestlerViola Heeß, Lia Bilinski, Fabia Mekus

Registration is needed:
In addition, a negative corona test or vaccination certificate is mandatory.

Eintritt frei.

FEMALE BUDDIES produces an archive of undocumented women’s lives in theatrical art videos. The work’s starting point is a series of videographic research and tasks that deal with the representation of female characters and bodies in private spaces. The performers can be read as a living archive of collective and individual experience, which serve as source for the videos. Inspired by the work of Cindy Sherman, the collective Performing Females transfers their staged domestic situations into the art space for the first time at Kunsthaus Hamburg.

Performing Females is a group of professional female dance and performance artists from Hamburg, Africa and Indonesia, who are grouped around the director and performance artist Katharina Oberlik. Since 2020, they have been collaborating to design female characters and new narratives in the representation of women on stage, film and image. The group understands itself as a living manifesto of female solidarity and a globally acting organism with currently 13 female artists.

Further events in the context of Stages

Friday, 9 July 2021, 6–9 pm
Détournement viral

Multimedia installation by and with Véronique Langlott (Dance), Katrin Bethge (Light projection) and Helena Ratka (Sound)

Saturday, 10 July 2021, 9 pm 

Concert with Michela Pelusio (Light/Sound Object; IT), Hacklander / Hatam (Drums, Light Installation; GER), Ioana Vreme Moser (DIY Modular Synth, Objects, Performance; GER) und Pierre Bastien (Perpetual Sound Machines, Electronics, Trumpet; FR)

Kindly supported by NATIONALE PERFORMANCE NETZ – STEPPING OUT, gefördert von der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien im Rahmen der Initiative NEUSTART KULTUR. Hilfsprogramm Tanz, der Hamburgischen Kulturstiftung, der Claussen Simon Stiftung, der Behörde für Kultur und Medien Hamburg und der Altonale.