@ MIRÓ Kitchen Bar, Limassol, Cyprus
22 & 30 May 2014
20:00 – 24:00
In support of the first Pride Festival in Cyprus, Cuntemporary presents Mercurial Bodies: a two part event that addresses the performative body’s ability to challenge normative representations of sexualities and genders. As the title suggests, bodies have a mercurial quality. That is, they have the capacity to transform and metamorphose their appearance into multiple representations of sex, gender and sexuality. Such transformations challenge the perception that gender and sexuality are static while opening up a discourse on what representations are permitted in our social fabric.
Thursday 22nd of May 2014
Cuntemporary screens the documentary This Is Not A Dream (dir. by Gavin Butt & Ben Walters) that investigates the relationship between performance art, activism, politics, sexuality and gender. The screening is followed by a long table discussion with the participation of academics, activists and cultural workers. The Long Table format is a performance installation developed by artist Lois Weaver that experiments with democracy and public engagement by combining a relaxed dinner table atmosphere with a conventional public forum and encouraging informal conversation on crucial topics.
Friday 30th of May 2014
MIRO Bar will be transformed for one night to host a dynamic evening presented by internationally acclaimed actor and performance artist Marios Ioannou. Sophie Crow embellishes the walls with visceral illustrations of self-pleasuring. Site-specific interventions inspired by ‘The Woman Who Loved To Make Vaginas Happy’ from the theatrical play ‘Vagina Monologues’ by Eve Ensler were performed by Despina Michaelidou & Kalia Maliali. The extraordinary screening of Community Action Centre filled with the diversity of queer-feminist sexualities and ending the night with performances & a DJ set by the tour de force known as A MAN TO PET.