Jafar The Superstar and Sepideh Khodarahmi
Residency May 11 – June 11, 2023
June 4th 15.00
UNDER SOLEN – a streamed event (which can be visited on site in Stockholm as well) more information here
June 8th, at 19.00-20.00
Workshop / residency sharing at Köttinspektionen with Jafar The Superstar och Sepideh Khodarahmi
Free admission. Reserve a place sending an email to email@example.com.
Comfortable clothing is recommended. The workshop is held in English.
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During May/June we have the honor to host the artists Sepideh Khodarahmi och Jafar The Superstar! Starting the residency as participating artists in the performance festival Revolve elsewheres (12-13 May, 2023), the duo continues at Köttinspektionen exploring their newly founded collaboration. Their work revolves a set of questions related to what a choreography of the submissive might be, such as: What is the relationship between passivity, pleasure, and empowerment? How do they superimpose the performance of femininity to suggest non-performativity? In what ways can submission hold agency, autonomy, and control? How is passivity articulated in queer contemporary contexts? What is the anatomy of the pillow princess?
June 8th, 19.00-20.00 Workshop / Residency sharing at Köttinspektionen
In the beginning, the real beginning that is, before extrasensory capitalism and over-the-counter ectoplasm, there was one gender: Pangea. Homoousia. Tamashi. Numeral XXI. The pillow princess. Then they were separated in two. Pillow/Princess. Now, lovers at the edge of the galaxy, we’ll rejoin them once again. What is the corporeality of submissiveness? How does one move through non-movement? What is the relationship between queer desire, rest, and reception?
Sepideh Khodarahami and Edwin Safari are interdisciplinary performance artists working on choreographic practice revolving around the movements of passivity at Köttinspektionen residency.
On Thursday, the 8th of June at 19:00, you’re invited to participate in a work-in-progress performance workshop that delves into the anatomy of the pillow princess and explores the relationship between queer desire, rest, and reception.
The workshop is ~1 hour, afterward, we will mingle and have a feedback session for those who want to share their experience of the piece and their participation.
Comfortable clothing is advised. The most comfortable you can find. Perhaps a pajama, or why not your favorite pair of undies?
Sepideh Khodarahmi is an actor, dancer, choreographer and circus artist, educated at the Academy of Drama at Gothenburg University and Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten. She has worked at Unga Klara, Stockholms stadsteater and Uppsala stadsteater and is currently working at Riksteatern, Dramaten, Konträr and Kiasma, Helsinki. Her work centres the body as an arena for explorations, sensuality and desire as method, the erotic and the expansion of its meaning, the idea of dirty, to move between “high and low” art and cake sitting.
Jafar The Superstar
Jafar The Superstar (all pronouns) is an interdisciplinary drag artist working with mixed reality performance, subversive comedy, and interactive stage production through multimedia such as text, video, games, music, somatics, and theatre. The multifaceted drag persona is a terroristic shapeshifter who satirizes capitalist ideals of self-fulfillment, celebrity worship, and economic subjugation.