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Toxic Masculinity

Art that erases the limits between femininity and masculinity

Avant-garde considered a continuous action of pushing boundaries is fundamental when talking about gender equality.  Artists from the United States, Colombia, Lebanon and Norway share with the audience how art can challenge the status quo and be a tool for pushing the limits of what is considered feminin/masculine, aiming to create a multidimensional representation of gender.  Their artistic productions remind us that gender identity, gender expression, biological sex, and sexual orientation are mutually independent. They underline, as well, the importance of talking about our bodies in order to avoid stigmas and taboos.

  • Kiran Gandhi, known by her stage name Madame Gandhi, is an electronic music artist and activist based in Los Angeles. Having gained recognition as the former drummer for M.I.A. and as the iconic free-bleeding runner at the 2015 London Marathon.
  • Jessica Mitrani is an artist working in performance and film. She recently wrote and directed “Travelling Lady” starring Rossy de Palma , “La Divanee” ,and “Headpieces for Peace”.
  • Randa Mirza is a visual artist and freelance photographer living between Beirut and Marseille. Currently, she co-conceived Love and Revenge, an electro pop and cinema concert, revisiting the golden era of Arab music and visual productions, with a focus on the image of women and gender roles in the Egyptian cinema.
  • Susanna Wallumrød– Norwegian singer, composer, artist and gender activist.

Moderator: Jørgen Lorentzen is a Norwegian gender scientist, literary critic, journalist and head of HEDDA Foundation.

In collaboration with Balansekunst

Photo: Headpieces for Peace / Jessica Mitrani

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