Sexus 3 [Part I: Zhora]
With a nod to The piano teacher by Elfriede Jelinek, this performance revises the universe of Blade Runner in a post porn version: here, the replicants have left humanity for good… mixing scenes of cyberpunk surrealism with non-conventional sexual practices, the sEXUS 3 transform their bodies into sexo-sounding instruments through electronic prosthesis connected the flesh with BDSM techniques. The sound of this piece is generated live by the contact of the bodies. Quimera Rosa condensates in this performance its seven years of electro chemical experiments. Will you subject to its empathy test?
extract video: https://vimeo.com/channels/quimerarosa
photo credit: Rodrigo Van Zeller
Quimera Rosa [Pink Chimera] is a lab that researches and experiments on body, technology and identities. Our aim is to develop practices able to produce non-natural cyborg identities from a multidisciplinary perspective. We assume Donna Haraway’s notion of cyborg, that defines it as: “chimeras, theorized and fabricated hybrids of machine and organism.”
Aware by trans feminist and post identity discourses, we make bodies a platform for public intervention, breaking up limits between public and private. We understand sexuality as a technological and artistic creation and seek to experiment hybrid, flexible and changing identities able to blur frontiers between natural and artificial, normal and abnormal, woman and man.
We are specially interested in the articulations between art, science and technology, and their function in the production of subjectivities.
In our performances, you can see a hybridization body / machine / environment, hybridization obtained with the incorporation of electronic devices connected to the body by BDSM techniques and the use of the electrochemical properties of certain elements (water, quinine, salt …). Our work includes long periods of research / experimentation, generally during residences. This past year, our work as performers combine with an intense activity of dispensing workshops based on the [BodyNoise Amp]. This workshop is based on the construction of the device and a body prosthesis, and experimentation with synesthesia generated by the use of the device.
The most of our work is developed in a collaborative way under free culture paradigm.