FEMALE GUERRILLA SWARM
What if we question public space and how we encounter and move in it? Which room is accessible for whom and for whom not? What does it mean to be not “normal” visible or functioning in public space with our body? We question, hack and change the everyday urban space, which prescribes socially accepted codes of behavior, through our own body. We feel, move, shake, talk, listen, explore and play alone, in duos and in groups. We are reclaiming the public space with our bodies back. Based on Hannah Arendt, I see space as a process that is always embodied and brought to life through its relationships and interactions with all those bodies present and not present. Therefore I understand the sensual bodily experience as another form of knowledge acquisition, focus body awareness instead of body oblivion, perceiving of the particular in the everyday and learning to trust instead of fear.
Special thanks to my performers and friends Freyja Björt B. Árdal, Barbara Cuesta, Roana Salome Falkenberg, Jana Köder, Birte Opitz, Saman Pourisa, Anne-Lorraine Selke, Lilian Seuberling, Diana Sirianni and Hella Tschöke, to my collaborators and colleagues Carolina Alves Carloto, Marth de Kinder, Katharina Kühn, Sophie Lindsey, Diana Shepherd, Hania Szymczak, Marianthi Kotsanou Tzislaki, Outi Valanto and Thalia Zachariadou, and to my coach Helen de Hoon and all known and unknown participants in public space.