Niya B | Ekdysis
In Greek mythology, the seer Tiresias was allegedly transformed into a woman for seven years for disturbing two copulating snakes on Mount Cyllene. Niya B re-reads this myth from an eco-transfeminist lens through ritual performances, workshops, and sonic explorations. The project is called ‘Ekdysis’ – the biological term referring to the process of shedding the external layer of the skin in reptiles. Counteracting the traditional, patriarchal way of manufacturing history, Niya B engages with her own autobiography to re-envision this metamorphosis as a transgender mythopoesis, which is directly affected by ecology, the feminine/Other, and the non-human.
'Ekdysis' is an ongoing project, which is displayed through live actions, moving images, and installations. In this iteration, Ekdysis manifests as a single-channel video following an autoethnographic journey in the land that holds the mythological events of metamorphosis.
For this event at Ugly Duck, the video will be screened as part of an immersive exhibition by Niya B.
There will be 25 visitors maximum per slots of 1.5h
The venue is very large to facilitate social distancing and is fully accessible
* Covid Measures *
-Face coverings will be required to enter the venue
-Hand sanitiser will be given to participants on arrival and departure.
-The event is happening indoors and the screening is seated.
-The video lasts approx. 40min and will be screened once for every slot. Visitors will have another 40min to see the exhibition.
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