Performance: Rebelians of Pleasure
Samstag, 12. September, 20:00–22:00
Votivkirche, Rooseveltplatz, 1090 Wien
Rebelians of Pleasure examines narratives of resistance in the context of racist ascriptions under the face of pleasure and good living.
Based on the writings of the Black author and activist adrienne maree brown, Musa Michelle Mattiuzzi develops a performance that negotiates pleasure and artistic experience at the intersection of virtual reality.
Thereby the live performance by Maque Pereyra and Mzamo Nondlwana meet the short film by Safira Moreira, May Irineu, Rajan Irineu and Caique Mello. A plastic bubble located in Votivkirche gives the framework for the stage which is accompanied by an original C-AFROBRASIL soundtrack. The works are inspired by the book Pleasure Activism by adrienne maree brown. In the framework of a radio podcast, artists and activists that include adrienne maree brown, Castiel Vitorino, Geni Núñez, Tarsse and Musa Michelle Mattiuzzi deal with the following questions: How can pleasure, healing, happiness and resistance go hand in hand? How can pleasure be cultivated and defined in the midst of a pandemic? How do we appropriate the right to feel pleasure?
“Pleasure gets lost under the weight of oppression, and it is liberatory work to reclaim our access to it”! - adrienne maree brown
This project is part of the Wienwoche festival in collaboration with Radio FM4 and Fem*Friday from kulturen in bewegung. Fem*Friday collaboration supports the format of this project which is performance, sound installation, visual arts.
General Direction: Musa Michelle Mattiuzzi
Direction and Screenplay (short-film): Safira Moreira, May Irineu, Rajan Irineu and Caique Mello
Photography: Safira Moreira
Direct Sound: Caique Mello
Choreography: Maque Pereira, Mzamo Nondlwana, May Irineu and Rajan Irineu
Original Soundtrack: C-AFROBRASIL
Mixing: Ernesto Sena
Technical support/Lighting design: Rodrigo Martinez
Lighting engineering: Gerald Deimbacher
Sound engineering: David García Santos
Costume: Mirella Ferreira and Annamaria Tolvaly
Radio Show (public program): adrienne maree brown, Castiel Vitorino, Geni Núñez, Musa Michelle Mattiuzzi and Tarsse
Executive Producer: Luisa Andrade