Pero sans Cimon
24 - 26 October 2019
@ Eastern Bloc [7240 Clark, 2nd floor]
- Sam Bourgault et Emma Forgues [CA]
In a contemporary context, the female body appears afflicted by a technological transition: artificial intelligence, sexual machines, and personal assistants are often marked as female.
Progress does not not seem to move away from binary culture, heteronormativity and gender stereotypes. The idea of the female body as machine goes back to the first century BCE, with one of the first occurrences told through the story of “Roman Charity” (1610-14). In this tale, Pero, the daughter of Cimon---who has been condemned to die from starvation----dedicates herself to visit and clandestinely breastfeed the man each day. This story is told as an example of filial piety, but could also be perceived as a way to enchain women to patriarchy and to the commodification of their bodies.
Thursday Oct 24 I 6.00 p.m. - 10.00 p.m.
Friday Oct 25 I 10.00 a.m.- 2.00 p.m. and 4.00 p.m. - 10.00 p.m.
Saturday Oct 26 I 10.00 a.m.- 2.00 p.m. and 6.00 p.m. - 10.00 p.m.