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apap production studio Berlin: Time to Meet - Gérald Kurdian "Hot Bodies - Drive In"

Performance-Installation by Gérald Kurdian

"Hot Bodies - Drive In" is a transdisciplinary performance project around sexual revolutions and “care” as a political tool. Combining the practices of video-art, documentary photography and live club music, it unfolds in 9 chapters or “chants”, the fictional story of the artist’s initiation towards a group of sex-positive activists and practionnists who use sexuality to “heal” (organs, bodies, contexts). Its main materials are photographies and documentary films shot in the lgbtq+ scenes of Berlin, ​​San Francisco and Rome, re-contextualized with live electronic music and visual narrratives (projected video-texts) in the frame of a lo-fi cinema-like hybrid installation with glimpses of utopian science fiction. It is an attempt to highlight the political and poetic aspects of practices such as eco-sex gatherings, sex magic rituals or tantric massages as well as an opportunity to build bridges between the idea of ​​emancipation by sexual joy and a broader idea of ​​social ecology.

Gérald Kurdian

Gérald Kurdian studied visual arts at the ENSAPC before entering the contemporary dance program Ex.e.r.ce 07 under the direction of Mathilde Monnier and Xavier Le Roy. His oblique concerts, joining electronic music, performance art and documentary practices are since then regularly presented in Europe and abroad (Usine C - Montréal, Crossing the Line - New York, Steirischer Herbst - Graz, Centre Pompidou - Metz, Fondation Cartier, etc). In 2017, he initiated HOT BODIES OF THE FUTURE!, a series of research projects (performances, queer-feminist choir workshops, inclusive parties, and more) around sexual revolutions.

Free Admission
In English