In Touch

What is the value of touch in the age of digital transformation? Can touch be art? Could it be activism?

IN TOUCH is part of the official programme of Vorspiel / transmediale & CTM, a partner festival and a foreplay for the annual transmediale 2019, a festival focused on drawing new connections between art, culture and technology. transmediale 2019 focuses on the role of emotions, empathy, and cultural emergence in digital culture.

CURATOR: ILSA HELLMAN // SOUND INSTALLATION: SARAH KIVI // TOUCH CHOREOGRAPHIES: ANITA HERNADI, ELISA MEYER, JAINA HIRAI, MAD KATE, NORA SCHERER, RÉKA KOMÁROMI, TRAVIS SIGLEY

 
 
 

 Ejaculation - Discussions About Female Sexuality

 Is female ejaculation the last taboo? The performance Ejaculation explores the perception and collective experience of female sexuality in the modern world.

In English, the word “ejaculation” reflects two different meanings. There is its contemporary connection with sexual climax, but there is also its original association: a sudden verbal exclamation, an emotional outburst of words, the desire to be heard. Ejaculation combines both meanings in an honest dialogue, presenting an unflinching examination of the mystery of female ejaculation through a diverse tapestry of female voices, based on interviews with women from various backgrounds and countries.

The result is a challenging, inspiring and unfiltered performance, inviting the audience on a quest for a new definition of modern female sexuality, and offering an opportunity to examine the full potential of the female sexual being.

Actress/Writer: Julia Rosa Stöckl,
Director: Essi Rossi
Sound Design and live performance: Sarah Kivi

 
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The Wind Up Doll.

 The Wind-Up Doll is a 3D sound installation first exhibited in May, 2018 during a dBs Berlin degree show at Funkahaus Berlin. The installation is designed for headphones and thus is accessible for only one audience member at a time. Featuring the poem ‘The Wind-Up Doll’ by Persian poet Forough Farrokhzad (1935- 1967) read in Farsi and English overlapping each other guides the audience through a snapshot of a woman’s experience as she daydreams.


Grünfläche 36

Grünfläche 36 (Green space no. 36) is a series of photographs taken in Görlitzer Park in Berlin. 
They are visual studies of time and place. The project consist of two parts: photo series: Grünfläche 36 and video installation: 1/60s

The park is distinctly urban and situated in the heart of the densely populated and vibrant Kreuzberg district. It is a sanctuary for local families, children and elderly people. A relaxing and diverse place for picnickers, tourists, barbecuers, sunbathers and a hiding place for hobos, illegal immigrants and drug dealers. It is also home to birds, rabbits, sheep, goats, wild foxes and other kinds of urban animals.

It is not a beautiful park as parks are usually considered. It has a rough and gritty history. A former wasteland, still reflecting it‘s traumatic past. And still reflecting it's somber personality.

1/60s
Photo & Edit: Santtu Laine
Sound Design: Sarah Kivi