Frances Breden (Sickness Affinity Group + COVEN BERLIN), Lorena Juan, Kiona Hagen Niehaus, Louise Trueheart, Clay A.D. (Sickness Affinity Group), Romily Alice Walden (Sickness Affinity Group)
Beginning with a parody of paid studies, PROBAND WERDEN is a smorgasbord of possible embodied health futures. The viewers will be invited to become test subjects for experiences relating to the body, ranging from dystopic reproductive health care to learning how to float as a survival strategy. PROBAND WERDEN will use a transdisciplinary set of media including film, one-on-one performance, zines, and installation, all geared towards locating the test subjects in their own bodies and in the future of health. Weaving tactics from science fiction, somatic BDSM, and queer activism, COVEN will alter the sterility of a public medical space into one ripe for both present and generational healing. We have all had experiences with health care that have felt incredibly disempowering and disembodied. PROBAND WERDEN responds by creating a set of potential remedies rooted in communal knowledge and deep suspicion around the medical-industrial complex.
COVEN BERLIN is a sex-positive transdisciplinary genderbender collective focused on feminism, love, gender, sexuality and art. COVEN wants to create an open sphere to deconstruct social structures of sexuality and gender, to transmit a positive message on sex, to defy body politics, to transversally think about immigration, race, and sex, and to fight against mind-constricted stereotypes on gender expression.
Languages: German and English (without speaking these languages you might miss some content but the hosts can help a little in Spanish, French, and Hebrew).
The space is up several flights of stairs, and there is a narrow elevator that is suitable for wheelchairs and buggies that are not wider than average.
Hearing impairments: You may miss out on some of the content but can enjoy the space.
If blind, you should feel welcome to come.
This is a child-friendly piece that does not provide child care.
There will be two artists acting as hosts and caregivers in the space for the whole six hours, so if you have an access need beyond what is written here you can always go to them. They will be available to adapt the framing of this performance to all.