SPECULUM

2020 101PS - project space, Hartwichstraße 101, 50733 Cologne 

© Saskia Kinast

Speculum 

03.09.–10.10.2020
101PS 
Hartwichstraße 101
50733 Cologne
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Artist:
Charlotte Werth, Elisabeth Prehn, Katharina Stahlhofen, Mirjam Radovic, Paula Ahn, Saskia Kinast, Studio Kuhlmann


«Speculum» is a cross-disciplinary project aiming to create a space for reflection about intimacy, nakedness, sexuality and gender identity. Since too often the term «body» is contrasted with «mind» and thus used to designate a separate reality from the rest of our «being», this project concerns the (re)discovery of the body as an integral part of self-identification.

Refusing the notions of indecency and shame, we want to promote a climate of curiosity and acceptance around nakedness. What relationship do you have to your own genitalia? How do we feel in our skin in the moment of exposure to someone else’s gaze? Is there a clear-cut line between empowerment and oppression of our bodies?

Bringing together various fields of artistic practice, this exhibition strives to explore the physicality of our bodies without reducing them to flesh, asking what it means to be naked in a hypersexualized world.

T: Katharina Stahlhofen

Performance:
"The only reason for me to get naked is to take a bath or to make love" spielt mit unserer Körperwahrnehmung und berührt dabei Fragen nach Macht, Scham, sexueller Selbstbestimmung und allgegenwärtigem Voyeurismus. Auf der Suche nach neuen Blickwinkeln auf den Körper bewegt sich die Performance zwischen Ritual und Utopie und stellt unsere Sehgewohnheiten auf den Prüfstand.
 





Initiator
Hannah Kuhlmann

Text
Katharina Stahlhofen

Graphic
Elisabeth Prehn, Paula Ahn 



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