Babae by Joy Alpuerto Ritter
Screening on Thursday 17 June 2021, at 6pm (GMT + 1)
In BABAE, Joy Alpuerto Ritter examines inherited vocabularies, reconfiguring what it means to summon the power and mystical practices of woman as witch. Combining her roots in Philippine folk dance, classical training and vocabulary of hip hop and voguing, BABAE is a one woman interplay between the animalistic and sensual qualities of ritual and power.
Prior to the screening, there will be an official Festival Welcome by WHAT NEXT curators Catherine Young and Jenny Traynor.
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NUTCRUSHER by Sung Im Her
Screening on Saturday 19 June 2021, at 5pm (GMT + 1)
Starkly repetitive and energetic, NUTCRUSHER looks at sexual objectification and power by questioning how we relate to our bodies, how they are presented and re-presented, and how cultural context affects this. Sung Im Her is interested in how her three identities of woman, performer and migrant intersect, especially in relation to the #metoo and #timesup movements that began in the west and had a huge impact in Korea. The #metoo and #timesup movement in Korea was severely repressed. When allegations/stories started to come to the surface, it had an explosive effect. The work is also informed by experiences of being looked at in unnerving and disempowering ways. With NUTCRUSHER, Sung Im Her draws our attention to the gaze, to how we look and what effect that may have.
To find out more about Sung Im Her’s Professional Workshop on 18 June click here.