Georgia Sagri

Vortrag
Georgia Sagri
Dienstag, 10. Dezember 2013, 19 Uhr, Aula

There it is: productions of subjectivities, techno-dandyism, role-collage; expressiveness is a tool. Automatons of colors, timings, states of grasping things or letting them go. What’s the matter with her? Do I really need to be she/ he or it now? I am a river. I am clicking this for you and you say hi with a certain voice of connection that assumes connecting-ness. It is horrible when you don’t know where your hand is when your mouth speaks. Although I know you have nothing to do with me, we had sex many times and I recognized we were both dead, from where it comes your horniness!? What a weird question. –Tell me. Muscle Mountain. Sunny cereal bars of the 90c, means “training a generation of individuals capable of organizing a free life for free men.” (1) Preciado calls it pharmaco-porn-power and continues: “The new pharmacological and surgical techniques set in motion tectonic construction processes that combine figurative representations derived from cinema and from architecture (editing, 3D modeling or personality design, etc.), according to which the organs, the vessels, the fluids and the molecules are converted into the prime material from which our corporality is manufactured.”(2) Is this the undoing of dialectics? What about the a-gender and the a-performance? For the sake of distancing and absence, and for the multiplicity of options I move. She moves. 

(1) G. Yvetot, Emancipation. From the Anarchist Encyclopedia — S. Faure (2) Pharmaco-pornographic Politics: Towards a New Gender Ecology Beatriz Preciado, parallax, 2008, vol. 14, no. 1, 105–117

Georgia Sagri, born 1979 studied music and art in Athens and New York. At the center of her practice lies the exploration of performance as an ever-evolving field within social and visual life, interconnected, though distinct from the dialectics of representation in theatre, music and dance. In addition to performance pieces she has been developing in the past fifteen years, a great part of her artistic output comprises video and computer works, texts, installations and drawings. She was included in the Biennale de Lyon (2013), ProBio, Expo 1: MoMA PS1, New York (2013) and the Whitney Biennial (2011). She is the founder of the audio-only magazine FORTÉ (magazineforte.com) and the founder of SALOON, an on-going collaborative project.

Der Vortrag findet in englischer Sprache statt.