tranSfera 1



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tranSfera 1 begins with a woman lying on a white mattress in the pose of sleeping Hermaphrodite. When the man enters her space, it's like if he entered the stream of Salmakis - he begins the ritual of self-alteration. The man and woman try to become one with use of physical and multimedia processes. They replace natural senses with electronic devices to be able to look and sound the same. But the "remixed" version of themselves remains abstracted from their bodies and is visible only in the stream of electrical impulses and light from a projector.
The roles of male and female in "tranSfera" are based on Greek philosophers, who considered woman as the matter - wet, mutable and unbounded, while the man was dry, stable and bounded. In the process of creation man determines the form and woman contributes the matter.
The artists are not interested in the sociological, cultural or political context of this theory. They are transferring it into the field of visual arts and replacing the traditional "material" and "tool" with the "female" and "male". 

Performances:

24.03.2007 / tranSfera 1.0 / Body Art Performance Festival / Nienormalni Gallery / Poznan / PL
23.11.2010 / tranSfera 1.1 / VIII Walbrzyskie Fanaberie Teatralne / Walbrzych / PL
01.07.2011 - tranSfera 1.2 / OMISSIS Festival / Gradisca d'Isonzo / IT
01.12.2012 / tranSfera 1.3 / Festival Trans/visions 3 / Warsaw / PL
08.12.2012 / tranSfera 1.4 / Venice International Performance Art Week / Venice / IT
18.06.2013 / tranSfera 1.5 / Queer Zagreb Festival / Zagreb / HR
18.10.2013 / tranSfera 1.6 / DEFIBRILLATOR Gallery / Chicago / USA
25.10.2013 / tranSfera 1.7 / Grace Exhibition Space & Gallery / New York / USA
29.05.2015 / tranSfera 1.8 / 20 YEARS OF SUKA OFF / Teatr RAWA / Katowice / PL
04.07.2015 / tranSfera 1.9 / 4th Thessaloniki Performance Festival / Thessaloniki / GR