COROA

 

COROA

( crown )

Through an extremely perpendicular dance, Ana Pi invites the audience to appreciate the firmness of a standing body; a body that defies gravity, the law of gravity that operates over all bodies, but also gravity that operates only on some bodies. The name of this dance is COROA (crown), but could also be called “plumb line”, “para-ray” or “vertex”, but it is COROA.

The crown here alludes to those of the folias, reisados and congados (Brazilian Black Diaspora cultures), this object that opened space for an entire community to reorganize their heads and continues to do it until now. The crown is also one side of the same coin, a long time ago called by ship, which decides, which determines the course of a future.

The dimension of prayer, this thin line that is placed between two hands is invoked by the vigorous movements of this dance belonging. The verticality of the dancing body here also celebrates the great circle of which it is a part, a great circle of living, ancestral, missing and invisible black bodies. The body is no longer one, there are umpteen and all those bodies are revered, temporalities overflow.

COROA activates various ideas of the black brazilian body image, more specifically of black brazilian women, in order to provoke complexity in this terrain of often limiting representations.

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MASTERING: Jideh High Elements

TECHNICAL MANAGER and PHOTOGRAPHIES: Palestina Israel

CONCEPTION, PRODUCTION and PERFORMANCE: Ana Pi

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PREMIÈRE : 4/7/18 – São Paulo

14a. VERBO mostra de performance arte / galeria VERMELHO

Trans, cyborgs, avatars et gaming postcolonial // le 21 mars 2018 à 19h // Paris

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Afrocyberféminismes #2

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afrocyberfeminismes

 

Cette séance aborde la question des corps technologisés, de la représentation online et dans les mondes virtuels et de la réappropriation du jeu vidéo pour proposer des contre-récits ou des gameplays alternatifs.

Conférences

Elsa Dorlin [FR] est professeure de philosophie politique et sociale à l’Université Paris 8. Elle a dirigé Black Feminism : anthologie du féminisme africain-américain, 1975-2000 et est co-autrice de Penser avec Donna Haraway. Elle lie la figure ironique du cyborg, détournée par Donna Haraway, au Black feminism.

Mehdi Derfoufi [FR] est chercheur, critique de cinéma, enseignant en études cinématographiques et game studies. Il travaille actuellement sur un ouvrage consacré au gaming postcolonial et fera découvrir une liste de jeux non-occidentaux.

Performance

Ana Pi [BR] artiste, danseuse contemporaine et chorégraphe brésilienne, chercheuse en danses urbaines. Sa performance NOIRBLUE (extrait de matière) s’inspire de son solo qui crée une navigation atlantique entre deux couleurs, la couleur noire de la peau et le pigment bleu outremer.