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Uncensored Festival: Liad Hussein Kantorowicz – Pussy at The Yard Theatre

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Time 17:00
Date 19/05/19
Price £15

It's a raw, intimate anti-performance, mashing up lecture-performance-style texts along with a very naked body, punk-DIY choreography, lipstick, Christmas lights, live music, drag, & of course, pussy.

Read the Run-Riot Interview with Lidia Ravviso, Artistic Director, UNCENSORED Festival.

Not everything in life is pussy. But everything in life is pussy.

Can we use our pussies as a tool to defy the current world order? It’s 2019, and pussy is still a central site of discrimination against women – whether through child-bearing and motherhood or through presenting the feminine as sexual objects/subjects, or other means. Have a pussy and you will inevitably experience discrimination. This in mind, this performance asks: should we centralize our pussies and utilize them to form a resistance? Or perhaps we should de-centralize our pussies in resistance, in hopes that this de-centralization would decrease the level through which we’re essentialized as women?

Liad Hussein Kantorowicz is a performance artist, activist, and perpetual migrant. Her performances deal with de-exotifying and de-mystifying the positions of so-called sexual or political deviants. In them, the body is used as a tool to transgress the boundaries of the public space, and to call into question the public‘s ‘democratic’ limitations.

Her performance work has been presented at the 10th Berlin Biennale, Athens Museum of Queer Arts AMOQA, Kampnagel Hamburg, Transmediale festival Berlin, Ljubljana’s City of Women, Berliner Festspiele, Arcola Theatre London, Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin, Kabareet in Haifa/Palestine and more, and in streets, social centers and queer bars in Europe and Palestine-Israel. Her first short film NO DEMOCRACY HERE premiered at CPH:DOX and is currently touring film festivals around the world. Her first EP with her musical partner Kalpour will be released later this year. Liad is a spokesperson for sex workers’ rights and a founder of a Berlin’s peer project for migrant sex workers at Hydra e.V.