Headcount

Headcount

Karla Ptáček

Saturday 26 June 2021  UK TIME: 15:30  LOCATION: Zoom

Two old friends talk together about their bodies the night before one goes for major surgery – desires and violations that they’ve experienced, adaptations and defences they’ve constructed. A secret is revealed, pitting their long-held beliefs against private experience.

Written for Zoom during lockdown, Headcount was a way to think about how women of my generation navigated the long arc of social changes.

Written by Karla Ptáček,
performed live by Roz Borley and Karla Ptáček.

DATE: Saturday 26 June 2021

UK TIME: 15:30 – find your local time

DURATION: 15min

LOCATION: Zoom – you will receive an email with the zoom link once you have booked in.

LANGUAGE: English

Karla Ptáček is either very serious or entirely frivolous.

More info about Karla’s work: www.artificialstage.com


Apapacho, Vórtice y Celebración

Apapacho, Vórtice y Celebración

Saturday 26 June 2021  UK TIME: 16:00  LOCATION: Zoom  LANGUAGES: Spanish, English

Artistas Latino Americanas hablan de sus obras en el contexto de la pandemia, adaptando sus práticas al mundo virtual y aferrándose a la fuerza de las conexiones de las mujeres y la colaboración entre países. Artistas de Chile, México y Estados Unidos hablan desde sus perspectivas sobre cómo los contextos políticos y sociales de cada país han afectado su arte.
Latin American artists talk about their works in the context of the pandemic, adapting their practices to the virtual world and holding on to the strength of women’s connections and collaboration between countries. Artists from Chile, Mexico and USA give perspectives on how the political and social contexts in each country have affected their art.

Artists: Violeta Luna, Eugenia Cano, and Verónica Moraga & Antonieta Muñoz (Mestiza Chile)
Moderator: Zoe Gudović.

DATE: Saturday 26 June 2021

UK TIME: 16:00 – find your local time

LOCATION: Zoom – you will received an email with the zoom link once you have booked in.

LANGUAGE: Spanish, with English translation

Violeta Luna is a San Francisco-based performance artist. Her works reflect and inquire upon the relationship between theatre, performance art and community engagement.

“I will speak about the strategies of ‘apapacho’ (to embrace or caress with the soul) built at a distance due to the pandemic; of the bonds of sisterhood woven through performative languages between countries, artists, and their communities.”

Violeta Luna es una artista de performance con sede en San Francisco. Sus obras reflexionan e indagan sobre la relación entre el teatro, el performance art y la participación con la comunidad.

“Voy a hablar sobre las estrategias de ‘apapacho’ (abrazar o acariciar con el alma) construidas a distancia debido a la pandemia; de los lazos de hermandad tejidos por medio de lenguajes performativos entre países, artistas y sus comunidades.”

Eugenia Cano: “Theatre, as life, is a celebration.” How can we regain theatre through virtual medias? Three different plays during the lock down period.

Verónica Moraga and Antonieta Muñoz dreamt of a Magdalena in Chile and created the Mestiza, extending the net-work, generating opportunities for women to speak with their own voices, gaining spaces and maintaining those already conquered, in order to continue creating other realities through performing arts.

“We will talk how we have managed to meet and connect with other Latin American women throughout the pandemic, talking and giving visibility to the stories of this, our territory through each woman-artist participating. We will talk about women’s strength when working collaboratively. We feel and see performing arts as a vortex where we converge convinced that art has the power to transform reality. Today in this journey we approach an investigation that involves creative women from 7 countries in South America.”

Verónica Moraga y Antonieta Muñoz sueñan un Magdalena en Chile y crean el Mestiza, extendiendo la red, generando instancias para que las mujeres hablen con su propia voz, ganando espacios y manteniendo los ya conquistados, para así seguir creando otras realidades desde las artes escénicas.

“Hablaremos como hemos logrado encontrarnos a lo largo de esta pandemia en conversatorios y encuentros virtuales, con mujeres de América Latina, hablando y dando visibilidad a las historias de nuestro territorio atravesadas por la mirada de cada mujer artista presente. Hablaremos de la fuerza que proyectamos y tenemos las mujeres cuando trabajamos colaborativamente. Sentimos y vemos las artes escénicas como un vórtice donde confluimos convencidas de que el arte tiene el poder de transformar la realidad. En este recorrido, hoy nos acercamos a una investigación que involucra a mujeres creadoras de 7 países de Sudamérica.”

Moderator: Zoe Gudović