In the workshop accompanying the project MENSTRUAL METAL, Jule Flierl opens her research on the dancing body as a musical instrument. She invites to gain new perspectives on the movement of the voice, as well as to exploring the silence and the roaring within and in between us. The snarling, growling, sighing, screaming, yelling, moaning, snapping choir welcomes everyone who wants to find a different access to using their voice, who are up to trying on grotesque bodies and to become part of a polyphonic composition. The participation in the workshop opens the possibility to perform in the choir on 1st and 2nd of August at Uferstudios.
22+23 / 29+30 July, 16-19h
The participation in all 4 days as well as the willingness to participate in 1-2 performances is desired (01.+02.08.19); a binding participation in at least 2 days is required.
About the performance:
MENSTRUAL METAL experiments with the format of the movement choir from the beginning of the 20th Century. It appropriates the musical structures and conceptual content inherent to the genre Black Metal in order to twist its violent ideology through a feminist lens. Contrary to existing tendencies in Black Metal, which promote purity and origin in the racist, elitist, natural or cultural sense, MENSTRUAL METAL seeks to develop a strategy of impurity and uncertainty. It aims at crumbling the foundation of myths surrounding menstrual taboo, blood right, superalienation paranoia, queerphobia, and misogyny and to test queer feminist playgrounds.
The piece will be presented in the frame of the Uferstudios programme series AUSUFERN 2019 – Transformationen.
Workshop by: Jule Flierl
Jule wants to write the history of SoundDance. She studied at SEAD-Salzburg and EXERCE Montpellier, and worked as dancer with Bryan Campbell, Martin Nachbar, Ibrahim Quarishi, Gintersdorfer/Klaßen, Sergiu Matis, Meg Stuart and Tino Sehgal. In 2017 she has presented the lecture performance I INTEND TO SING, in which she reflects her own practice and makes reference to historical vocal dances. In her latest project STÖRLAUT, she appropriates, re-interprets and mobilizes Valeska Gert's sound dances as a form capable of exploring non- and extra-verbal proclamation as other forms of speech are failing. Currently she researches the reverberations of uranium mining in the former GDR and extractivism and the asthetics of Black Metal Culture.
The workshop is free of charge, to register please send a short note of intention (3 sentences) by July 16th to the following mail adress: firstname.lastname@example.org