Thrilled to participate in this encounter at Twixt Lab:
More info: https://gynaikopaida.tumblr.com/
Neutral noun, in plural, gynaikopeda, women and children (in conflict times the reference indicates them as the most common, helpless and defenseless victims).
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Departing from an artistic and theoretical approach of parenthood, the presentations aim to question the prevailing motherhood and fatherhood conceptualizations, the social mechanisms of inclusion and exclusion and the condition of biological and non-biological parenthood in social and legal context. Adopting a dialectical method between personal and political, we will attempt rethinking “art and parenthood” in a context where roles and identities are highlighted as topics of open and continuous negotiation.
Talks, interventions, performative actions, films and videos, painting, sculpture, photographs and literature, will constitute a field of meetings where moms and dads, daughters, sons, cousins, brothers, aunts and further relatives, will converse on gender identities, birth, medicalization and performativity of the female, feminized or effeminate body. Which is the role of works and expressions approaching body and memory politics, stereotypical -or not- representations of kinship and children, in a social context redefined by “different parenthood”? How can these “kinship articulations” constitute a referential artistic field that can be studied or archived?
The gynaikopeda encounters will take place in TWIXTlab on the 30th of May and the 6th of June, with the contributions of groups, duos, individuals, parents, those who want or don’t want to become parents, as well as those who held a position in respect.
^^^^^The talks and presentations will be held in greek or in other languages (unless decided otherwise during the events)
Stella Bellia (Rainbow Families president, kindergarten teacher, McS theater in education)
Paraskevi Damaskou (Rainbow Families member, actress, ΒcS in psychology)
Vanessa Veneti (Rainbow Families member, self-defense instructor)
OVO Hellas: “Gynecologic and Obstetric Violence: Now and then”
The Pink House, Antwerp, Ersi Varveri and Gijs Waterschoot
Ianthi Aggelioglou (visual artist), Sam Albatros, Ayşenur Babuna (entrepreneur, activist), Aggeliki Bozou (visual artist, performer), Despoina Gamvroudi (visual artist), Fotini Gouseti (visual artist, researcher), Sofia Grigoriadou (visual artist, PhD candidate, Panteion University), Tatiana Ilichenko (visual artist), Dimitra Kondylatou (visual artist), Αpostolos Lampropoulos (academic, professor of comparative literature, Université Bordeaux Montaigne), Tatiana Mavromati (photographer), George Miliarakis, Persefoni Myrtsou (visual artist, PhD candidate, Humboldt University), Μaria Nikiforaki (visual artist), Eliana Otta (visual artist), Κelly Ousantzopoulou (social anthropologist), Μaroula Papanastasi (aesthetician), Nikos Polymenakos (musician), Prokni (performer), Εlpida Rikou (social anthropologist, visual artist), Panos Sklavenitis (visual artist), Vasiliki Sifostratoudaki (visual artist), Naira Stergiou (visual artist, PhD candidate, ASFA), Maria Tzeferi (photographer), Μichailangelos Vlassis-Ziakas (visual artist), Τina Voreadi (visual artist).
organized and curated by Eva Giannakopoulou