Join us on FRIDAY 7 MARCH for the first event:
The event will start with a talk by Fannie Sosa
that will question whether twerking is a sexually liberating gesture or a representation of the oppressed hyper-sexualised body. This will be followed by a TWERK LAB with Joelle D'Fontaine.
TWERK LAB 16:00-17:00
Project/Number is happy to announce the first collaboration with JK_NET.
JK_NET has been commissioned to create participatory experiences during a one-month residency at the space. JK_NET is a cultural production label that specialises in open-ended, multi-individual projects.
JK_NET has set up three events for Project/Number, ANA_CON, GIVE_GIF and COLD_CUT. Each commission will unfold in two stages. The first stage will be a two-hour event where participants engage in the production process of the project. The second stage will involve an extended distribution of the produced material and open forum discussion. The exchange will then be further displaced onto various online platforms such as tumbler, twitter and the online forum http://jknet.freeforums.net
More info about the project HERE
ANA_CON: This will be an introductory dance class in which you will learn how to twerk. The event will produce footage that will be incorporated into a new music video for Nicki Minaj´s ‘Anaconda’ - a track in which Minaj’s body functions as a fictional parody. Whether twerking is a sexually liberating gesture or a representation of the oppressed hyper-sexualised body is a question of reading. The material will be redistributed with the aim to disorienting/re-own images of objectified bodies. The project ask is if twerking it is a punch at the taboos of sexuality or just a banal action that increases the gender difference and subsequent female subordination. In the forum, we will engage with ideas of the libidinal machine based on reading Deleuze and Guattari “Anti-Oedipus”.