In their performance Rosa und Louise – ein feministisches Manifest in dialogischer Form Ariane Koch and Sarina Scheidegger explore the networked world of feminist discourse. Since 2014 a continuously modified text, which was adapted to each specific exhibition situation in Switzerland, Germany, and Austria, has been enacted by two performers and presented as a poster series in public space.
Ariane Koch and Sarina Scheidegger develop the dialogical manifesto collectively or on their own, non-linear and associatively; with the manifesto format they demand public attention without falling into the trap of the authoritarian, declamatory gesture of this text form. Rosa and Louise – be it as Rosa Parks and Louise Bourgeois or Rosa Anywoman and Louise Average Consumer – represent the polyphony of feminist practice.
The event is a collaboration between the Kunstraum Niederoesterreich and Sorority – Verein zur branchenübergreifenden Vernetzung und Karriereförderung von Frauen and is a part of the femtrails art and culture series. After the performance we invite you to feminist magic potions.
In the framework of the Kunstraum Niederoesterreich – Performance Series #5
Exhibition, Performances, Workshops
Following the performance series m e a n w h i l e … the Kunstraum continues to pursue its performance focus in 2017 with three new projects: the performance evening and exhibition Wie die sich wieder aufführen! by and with Julischka Stengele and Maren Blume, the performance evening Rosa und Louise – presented by the much-discussed women’s network Sorority – and the newly developed Performatorium are featured on this year’s agenda of the Kunstraum Niederoesterreich.
By Ariane Koch & Sarina Scheidegger
Performers: Ana Castaño Almendral & Sima Djabar Zadegan
Curators: Katharina Brandl & Lena Lieselotte Schuster