Ungendered Body traveled all the way to Copenhagen, to Distortion Ø Festival and it was a transformative experience! Here are some highlights!
Ungendered Body is a multimedia performance regarding social constructs of gender and an attempt to reverse the process of such constructs rendering the body into a state of ‘ungenderness’.
How could we explore a way in which the body could initiate a process of reversal into abandoning gendered behaviour and expectations from early socialization? For many subjectivities, the experience of gender fostered by their birth sex causes trauma and desolation in many cases since we live in major hetero-normative societies that demand accurate stereotypical performances based on sex/gender.
The intention is simply to offer an opportunity to release the trauma of being socially and culturally gendered in the sense that we wish to explore gendered self-oppression – commenting on the restraints of gender constructs, and, to attempt to initiate a process of self-healing with shamanic healing practice (with imagery) and liberation reversing processes of gender performativity; moreover we wish to initiate a visual conversation about gender constructs and make us all reflect upon the diverse metaphorical ways and symbols of self-oppression attributed to gender performativity.