Shirley Harthey Ubilla “Abject of Desire”

A norm critical primal roar about lesbianism and racialization

Shirley Harthey Ubilla, member of the performance group JUCK, makes a dance solo about voyeurism and desire. Due to the pandemic, we are showing the dance solo in VR at the same place it was recorded. 4 ticket/show.

Ubilla dances a performative agency that constantly relates to contradictory processes. Through performing an “otherness” she makes the voyeur into a reflection of the subject. In her struggle after owning the self she embodies carnal desire through extending and expelling the otherwise despised.

ABJECTION refers to the human reaction (horror, vomit) to a threatened breakdown in meaning caused by the loss of the distinction between subject
and object or between self and other”
DESIRE is to want something strongly. A wish or craving. A large, desperate feeling or need. To express a wish; request. Sexual appetite; lust.”

Shirley Harthey Ubilla is a Stockholm based performance artist, dancer and choreographer whose work combines streetdance as genre and tradition with a theoretical approach to contemporary performance art. She focuses on gender, whiteness, feminism and intersectionality. As a member of the performance group JUCK she has worked with Cleo, Tami T, Silvana Imam and Beatrice Elie, performing at both Melodifestivalen and Rosenbad. She has also participated in Marina Abramovićs Freeing series och Art Must Be Beautiful, Artist Must Be Beautiful at Moderna Museet in Stockholm.

Idea & concept: Shirley Harthey Ubilla & Hanna Kisch | Choreography: Shirley Harthey Ubilla | Costume & scenography: Hanna Kisch & Nina Johansson | Wigmaker: Jessica Hedin | Music & sound design: Maya Lourenço | Lighting design: Angela X | Artistic advisor: Halla Olafsdottir | With support by: the Swedish Arts Grants Committee | In collaboration with: Dansens Hus, Stockholm

We follow the Public Health Agency’s current restrictions to prevent the spread of infection at our events. Therefore, we will show this performance in VR and for only 4 people in the audience at a time.

The performance is about 60 minutes and is shown in VR, at the same place where it was recorded: in Inkonst´s Black Box. 4 tickets/show.

  • 21–23/5 2021
  • 13/14.30/16/17.30/19
  • 165/120:-
  • 18 yrs
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