Acud Macht Neu - Berlino
15/09/2022 (18.30-22.00)

Following the 27th Conference TRANSITIONING: Art, politics & Technologies of Gender Change (17-19 June) the Sisruption Network Lab invites you to join them for a collective experiment aiming to decolonize and queer our perceptions of menstruation with Flo Razoux & Aouefa Amoussouvi. The workshop is part of Disruption Network Lab’s all year round community programme. 

I’M NOT A LOBSTER! HACKING AND QUEERING MENSTRUATIONS

A collective experiment aiming to decolonize and queer our perceptions of menstruation. Participants of all genders will be invited to share their experiences and examine the representations of menstruation and its rituals. The group will also explore how to access and make use of scientific and technological knowledge and understand bias. The workshop aims to challenge the capitalist agenda, reinvent ways of harvesting data from the human body, and create alternative narratives in art, biopolitics, and technology.


FACILITATORS

Flo Razoux (they/them) is a queer biologist, creator and educator with a PhD in neuroscience and biomedical engineering. In their artistic practice, Flo likes to explore beyond the established representations, and is fascinated by the notion of identity, perception, and the dichotomy between the body and the mind. Their work bridges science, art, design and technology, and was presented in well-known academic and artistic institutions in Europe and in Berlin (DE). Flo is the creator of the Lumenses project, a series of creative initiatives that offers new perspectives on menstruation.

Aouefa Amoussouvi (she/her) is a French-Beninese multidisciplinary researcher, artist and curator based in Berlin. She holds a PhD in Theoretical Molecular Biophysics from Berlin Humboldt University and is co-director of The Institute for Endotic Research. Her work explores rituals, technologies, intersectional and decolonial feminist narratives in science and aims to create practices for collective knowledge production outside western and academic contexts. She also investigates technologies for healing and maintenance of transgenerational memories and is currently training in process-oriented psychology

The workshop is open to everyone. Not menstruating people are most welcome to join.

Free AdmissionRegister here. The number of participants is limited. 


https://www.disruptionlab.org/event/im-not-a-lobster