Photo courtesy of Antonija Livingstone
This workshop, Male Breast Feeding, takes an act that is usually thought of as the maternal act of care for a child and detaches this embodiment of love from gender, sex and relations of reproduction.
Taking the act of breastfeeding as a potential script of radical tenderness and co-dependency to be queerly re-distributed, the workshop will move through various scores of queer somatics and optics.
Through the workshop, we will try out how to produce other embodiments, relations and constellations of care. Male Breast Feeding is a queer method open to all bodies and especially welcoming to LGBTQ+.
SIGNING UP: The workshops are geared towards those with a visual arts practice or performance practice, activists, as well as any other allies who are interested in pursuing experiences in queering embodiments. In order to register for the workshops please send a short writing on why you are interested in taking part to:
Canadian choreographer and dancer Antonija Livingstone is based in Berlin and works mostly in France at the threshold of performance and dance. Livingstone grew up in the a family of geologists in itinerant gold mining camps and remote communities in British Columbia and Yukon, Canada, and continues to include the transit of urban-rural experiences in her artistic research. She is the beneficiary of a self-directed non-institutional education in Performance Studies and Choreography. She has worked extensively as a performer with Benoit Lachambre and with Meg Stuart / Damaged Goods and is a member of Supernova Interdisciplinary Ensemble at HAU Berlin 2018.
Her body of work to date consists of a solo performance, The Part, and a decade of duets and co-signed intimate feminist ensemble works for theatre, video and installation. Notably: a situation for dancing (in 4 episodes) with Heather Kravas, Cat Calendar with Antonia Baehr; On Orientations and Insignificant Others, with Ian Kaler; Supernatural with Simone Aughterlony and Hahn Rowe; Culture Administration & Trembling with Jennifer Lacey, Stephen Thompson, Dominique Petrin; and her most recent co-creation with visual artist/scenographer Nadia Lauro les Études (hérésies 1-7). She has coached performance practice at CCN Montpellier, Impulstanz, Vienna, DOCH Stockholm, National Landscape Architecture School Versailles, France, amongst other European arts education situations. Antonija Livingstone is an associate artist at Menagerie de Verre, Paris and artist in residence at Darling Foundry Montréal 2018.