On love, pleasure, shame, pride, empathy, the middle school in Łask, care and resistance in one movement of the hips
Kem Care Valentine’s Evening
Negroma, photo courtesy of the artist
Kem Care will open on the 14th of February with a queer Valentine’s evening, which will include Ania Nowak’s guided tour of her blog Technologies of Love, a poetry reading by Ezra Green, a new sound performance by Negroma called Body Memory and a shared set by Amyoplasia, Facheroia, Pupper dj, Rrrkrta, associated with Warsaw’s queer parties.
Ania Nowak A guided tour of Technologies of Love
Since autumn 2014, Ania Nowak has been running the technologisoflove.tumblr blog. The theme of the blog is love as a political category, meaning love as a means of creating different ways of understanding the world and experiencing social relationships. Technology is understood here as a tool for self-creation and relationships. Through the blog, Nowak collects materials on the radical potential of love as a social phenomenon that finds new forms of co-existence.
Love is understood as a phenomenon that is invented anew each time and which does not exclude on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, belief or degree of physical fitness. This is a queer-feminist approach to love, to go beyond the stereotypical perception of love as a domain of romanticism and as a duty. The guided tour through the blog will be a way spending time together around the theme of love, while asking the question what else can we learn about love (and each other), if we treat it as a practice of improvisation and openness to the unknown.
Negroma is currently working on their first EP and live show Body Memory in collaboration with the music producer Nunu, which will be released and performed live at Kem Care Valentine’s Evening at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw.
DJs Invited for Kem Care Valentine’s Evening
Amyoplasia (Muzyka Nieheteronormatywna / Mestiço)
Pupper dj (Muzyka Nieheteronormatywna / Ciężki Brokat)
Rrrkrta (Brutaż / Światło)
Ania Nowak choreographs language, bodies and situations. At present, she is concerned with love as a strategy for generating knowledge and the potential for understatements and indeterminate zones between meanings and the practice of embodiment. Nowak presented her works, among others in Sophiensaele and Akademie der Künste in Berlin, Nowy Theater in Warsaw, Art Stations Foundation in Poznań, Arts Santa Mónica in Barcelona and Het Veem in Amsterdam. She graduated from choreography at HZT Berlin.
Brazilian artist currently based in Berlin, Negroma creates hybridized performances and experimental music works for both stage and club environments. At 17, Negroma enrolled in the performing arts school where they began to explore and focus on music while opening new perspectives in and around contemporary art more broadly. In 2014, they were awarded a prize from the Brazilian Ministry of Culture, and since relocated to the German capital. The composer’s work has been growing on the Berlin music and art scene. Over the last year, the artist has been performing around Europe, taking part in events such as CTM Festival, Kunstenfestivaldesarts and 3hd Festival. They have scored/collaborated in shows for Berlin Biennale, Neues Berliner Kunstverei and Berlin Fashion Week, and completed in October 2017 their first tour in Asia.