SIDESHOW ON A TRIP TO THE ABYSS: STEPHEN SAYADIAN
An exclusive photographic installation
Discussion with Stephen Sayadian & Viv Dellamore: Friday 21.10 - 18:30
Warning: explicit content (for people 18 years old or older)
This installation, assembling photographic works from the 1980s, highlights Sayadian’s favorite subjects: consumerism, sex and surrealism. In these controversial shots, the artist was able to express the «unreal» of a society marked by the exponential growth of capitalism and the backlash of 1970s feminism. Between overconsumption and post sexual liberation, explicit and monetized hyper sexualization made its grand entrance into Western society. At that time, sexuality and consumption are intimately linked, and this is what Sayadian gives us to look at through his critical, surrealist and quirky eye, revealing the absurdity of American society in the eighties.
Discussion : Fri 21.10 - 18:30 to 19:30 - with Stephen Sayadian & Viv Dellamore
About Viv Dellamore:
Viv Dellamore/Fiona Bourdon (they), has been a sexpositive performer for over 8 years and has performed throughout Europe and Canada. From neo-burlesque striptease to drag king to experimental and explicit performance, they are one of the most innovative artists in her field. Viv is also an instructor and teaches workshops on auto-eroticism, anger expression and raw stripping. Beyond stage performance, Fiona is a sexologist specialized in psychotraumatology and works at the Sexopraxis center in Lausanne. Dusting off sexology, breaking the taboos on experiences of violence and sexuality with a sexually positive and inclusive attitude, these are Viv/Fiona's kicks.