Sue Nhamandu

Title: What dissolves in liquid vehicle?

Media: Performance.

Date: Saturday 23 March 2019, from 19h to 23h.

Price/Donation: conscious collaboration.

Technical Requirements: Projector and audio.

Venue: VFD Dalston

Address: 66 Stoke Newington Road, London N16 7XB

 Brief Description: The word Kunyazameaning for the act of female ejaculation due to masturbation practice. Written in watercolour pencils is modified by ejaculation. Post-porn performance that works the body as text, and the offence cannibalized in singing as subjectivity, in a lot of voices layers. Projections of body parts onto an umbrella decontextualized as confinement to the genital-eroticism; new practices generate new desires. The edges of the public and the private, the offence and the identity. Do Writing and Difference dissolve themselves in a liquid support? We have already erased the words: Kunyaza, coup d’état (my country is currently in a state of secession, a result of post-democracy and the end of the era of humanism), frontier, bureaucracy, censorship, patriarchy, heteronormativity, authoritarianism, fascism. Performance played at MAC Museum of São Paulo, several centres of art, and street performances. In this performance the music is also mine.


Title: Wet LAB  

Media: WORKSHOP for women about female ejaculation.

Date: Thursday 21 March 2019, from 11h to 17h.

Number of participants: Maximum 9.

Price/Donation: £100 suggested.

Technical Requirements: Discreet space.

Venue: VFD Dalston

Address: 66 Stoke Newington Road, London N16 7XB

Brief Description:  Squirting as a war metaphor. The LAB is an experience, is a moment reserved for the encounter of dissident subjectivities. An intense moment of self-care and self-knowledge. The course is theoretical and practical with the function of acting the squirting performance making it accessible to all. Hey Gorgeous, what is it about? Let us reflect on the female morphology within a critical perspective of the philosophy of science in a space of receptivity/subjectivity. We will use beets to make *carimbovulvas*, gaining a new perspective on this little-explored region of our own bodies. Sue will then invite us to recognize her own prostate (yes we do!), and then recognize in ourselves that treasure in our womb – from which flow the sacred waters of pleasure. In a collective performance of de-subjectivization, each participant will write an erotic dream that will be shared and narrated – practising the Foucauldian notion that new practices generate new desires. And so, blindfolded, at ease and entirely delivered to our own intimacies, we will use our new knowledge (so bring towels!). ♡ Female ejaculation is a symbolic weapon in the struggle against patriarchy

BIO – Sue Nhamandu:

Professor invited bythe mobility grant Erasmus Mundus Europhilosophie Toulouse-Barcelona 2019program. Winner in the artist category of the II Select prize of art andeducation. I decided to reinvent the wheel: pornôklastia, porn iconoclasm, aneologism and concept that self-contain a performative, philosophical,political, media-tactic and pedagogical practice in a war machinemovement.  I just released two books “PoemasPornôklastas” (Pornôklastas Poems) (ISBN 978 85 67240 85); “Grelo Duro Faca na Bota” (ISBN 978 857039 005 9), through Córrego Editor. I worked with José Celso Martinez Correiaat the Teatro Oficina in 2011 in Macumba Antropofaga theatre piece; there Ialso had the opportunity to be a student of Gerald Thomas (Teatro Poeira RJ)2012; in cinema I worked in A bruta flordo querer, Gramados Festival winner in 2013. Then I decided to become aperformer and playwriter. In 2016, I co-organized the II International Festival of TCNXMNSM in the Pataxós nativesVillage: Pará (Caraíva, Bahia, November 20-28, 2016), next to Fabiane M Borges,the most magical anthropological experience of my life after the natural birthof my child. I never had the opportunity to be outside Brazil, but my workshave wings and were exposed and presented in several parts of the world, suchas Mexico, London, NY, Italy, Germany, Belgium and France, MAC (Museu de ArteContemporanea) – SP.

Artist statement: My works pornoklastia are performative experiments of decolonization of the female body. Through the work Ryzoma Pornoklasta, a pedagogy of consciousness about the vitality of the patriarchal system, based on erotic exercises that explain the myths of gender differences. A radical approach to problematizing the ambivalences of the notions of gender, from the sexual education, thinking the pedagogical practice as a fundamental element of the constitution of the subjectivity.

Issues of interest: pornoklastia, pharmacopornography,anthropophagic, aesthetics of existence, ethics of self-care, perspectivism,undisciplined pedagogies, eros as philia, res-subjectivation with oxytocin.