GABRIELA MATEESCU

ANASTASIA MANOLE

LOCAL GODDESSES PRESENT: MOVING HEADS

Group performance

14 December 2015

Tranzit - Bucharest

 

Exposed, nameless, forever touchable, woman available to all. A performance, an abstraction of daily life. One artistic gesture that doesn’t suffice. Nothing important, nothing to prove.

 

Description

At the end of a night dedicated to feminine performance, after the lights went down, a music mix with sexist lyrics began to hear and Gabriela started dancing behind the white curtain, barely noticing her body. The public is invited to touch her and to play with her body, signalizing that the woman`s body is always available in public to be touched, grabbed by strangers, as the lyrics of the song point out.

The work talks about how women are harassed in public spaces without being able to defend because that would create a bigger outrage from the men. So she is put in the position of being grateful that things don`t turn out worse.

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