Ruth Jenrbekova and Maria Vilkovisky: INTERMEDIA
CREOLEX CULTURAL CENTR (Almaty, Kazakhstan) presents performance – reasoning.
“INTERMEDIA, or How to Set Up Cultural Production with Your Own Forces”
Performance consists of a sequence of short numbers a la cabaret in various genres, including official presentations, singing songs, poetry readings, fragments of lectures, dances, physical theater, DJ-ing and monologues, as well as coffee-breaks and conversations with the audience. All of those numbers are united under the topic of blurring borders, in-betweenness and self-irony concerning lack of artistic completeness and mastership. In terms of content what we talk about is a variety of poignant issues that affect us on personal level: institutionalization of culture, oppressive normativity, exclusiveness of arts, references to “nature” and “science” as means for justification of inequalities, notion of borders within genres, genders and social strata, transphobia, mysoginy, patriarchy, and failure as a constitutive element of human condition. Significant part of the performance is based on improvisation.
We speak on behalf of the imaginary micro-institution of arts.
It is designed to serve the needs of translocal multitude – displaced, uncategorized and underrecognized quasi-diasporas with their nascent artistic languages, emerging autopoietically out of planetary cultural soup.
That is roughly how we understand creolexness.
That is how we believe in emancipation of the imaginary:
means of identity production need to be expropriated and made accessible for all entities.