Friday 4 | h 9:00 pm
Saturday 5 | h 10:00 pm
WeGil - Scalinata
concert - workshop outcome
30'

free entry subject to availability

Gérald Kurdian

Hot Bodies - Choir

Singing is a way for human beings to connect to their deeper selves and to give a listen to their inner voices. Sexual minorities seem to carry throughout time many underlying emotions, unanswered oppressions and traumas the normative world doesn’t offer any space to heal in.
The Hot Bodies – Choir workshop is thought as a place for the expression of these unspoken affects, a place to tell, to voice out and to become the supporting voicing body of others.
The Hot Bodies – Choir workshop gather queer, LGBTIE+ and feminist individuals around writing and choir singing practices.
In their frame, one exchanges experiences and ideas from the reading of queer-feminist manifestos towards the collective writing of revolutionary texts.
These unique, polyphonic and unruly texts, hence constitute the basis of a choral score, arranged musically by Gérald Kurdian and performed live by all the participants.

The HOT BODIES – CHOIR workshops gather queer, LGBTIEA+ and feminist individuals around writing and choir singing practices.
In their frame, one exchanges experiences and ideas from the reading of queer-feminist manifestos (Scum Manifesto – Valérie Solanas, Cyborg Manifesto – Donna Haraway, etc) towards the collective writing of revolutionary texts.
These unique, polyphonic and unruly texts, hence constitute the basis of a choral score, arranged musically by Gérald Kurdian and performed live by all the participants.
HOT BODIES – CHOIRS is the third project of Gérald Kurdian’s research cycle HOT BODIES OF THE FUTURE around sexual revolutions.

Workshop infos here

Gérald Kurdian studied visual arts at the ENSA Paris-Cergy before entering the performance and contemporary dance program Ex.e.r.ce 07 under the direction of Mathilde Monnier and Xavier Le Roy.
His oblique concerts inspired by the genres of stand-up comedy, live musical or pop acts are opportunities to invent synergies between electronic music, performance art and documentary practices.
In 2016, he released, Icosaèdre, a french-speaking EP produced by the brilliant electronic musician Chapelier Fou.
Since then, he develops HOT BODIES OF THE FUTURE!, a performative and musical research cycle on alternative forms of sexualities and queer micro-politics within which he initiates experimental queer healing choir projects (HOT BODIES – CHOIR), intersectional parties (A QUEER BALL FOR HOT BODIES OF THE FUTURE) and live music acts (TAREK X / HOT BODIES – STAND UP).
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concept and transmission Gérald Kurdian
production Tiphaine Gagne / Hot Bodies of the Future
in collaboration with la Francia in Scena, artistic season of Institut français Italia / Ambasciata di Francia in Italia and supported by Fondazione Nuovi Mecenati

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