Take It Like a Man
The Agency in conversation with Kathrin Tiedemann (Artistic Director, FFT Düsseldorf) and Eva Birkenstock (Director, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf)
Friday, October 18, 2019
Yana Thönnes, Magdalena Emmerig and Rahel Spöhrer of the performance group The Agency in conversation with Kathrin Tiedemann (Artistic Director, FFT Düsseldorf) and Eva Birkenstock (Director, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf)
The Agency is a young performance group that immersively experiments with the manifestations of neoliberalism. Their performances, in which audience members are gently involved as customers or future members, revolve around subversive options of agency under the conditions of the post-digital: How are our desires, our feelings, our identities and political movements formed in the post-digital age? And how is it possible under these conditions to create counter-emotions, counter-identities, counter-movements? The artistic works take on neoliberal connotations of formats and their aesthetic strategies such as branding and corporate identity, overturn the institutionalized technologies of the self in a critically affirmative way – and struggle for a utopian potential from a queer-feminist perspective.
Admission 4 Euro. Reduced 2 Euro. Members are free.
Afterwards the performance Take It Like a Man by The Agency will take place at ERGO IPSUM (Herzogstraße 89, Düsseldorf) at 8 PM.
The event is part of the exhibition Maskulinitäten. Eine Kooperation von Bonner Kunstverein, Kölnischem Kunstverein und Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf (September 1 – November 24, 2019) and is presented in cooperation with FFT Düsseldorf.