February 5, 2022 @ 8:30 pm
Sexyland World
Noordwal 1

Mooring the Docks: Eleonora Luccarini + Maja Chiara Faber

Door open: 20.00, first performance 20.30 entrance 6-18 (sliding scale, pay what you can).

Organised by Isadora Tomasi and Angeliki Tzortzakaki

Harbours have often been associated with toxic masculinity, obscure economic transactions, sex
work, rough nightlife and excess, but can they also be seen as spaces to rest, loiter, welcoming non-
normative behaviours?

“Mooring the Docks” thinks of the harbour as a space that can potentially question its shaping of
social interactions, gender and performativity.

Taking this as a starting point for the Mooring the Docks series, Isadora Tomasi and Angeliki
Tzortzakaki invited Eleonora Luccarini and Maja Chiara Faber for this edition.

This reading performance by Eleonora Luccarini is the first output of an interdisciplinary poetry project about performativity of the self where the line fiction and autobiography is blurred. Léonard Santé is the artist’s alter ego, a white cisgendered heterosexual man in an identity crisis and also the author of the 13 poems the artist herself reads during the performance.

Santé is the tool used by the artist to portray a kind of masculinity that struggles to deconstruct itself and its subtle misogynistic traits, while poetry is the medium through which the alter ego, thus the artist, tries to understand his complex and contradictory relationship with emotional vulnerability, gender, sexuality, religion, future and family expectations.

Maja Chiara Faber‘s work navigates explorations of esotericism, sexuality, memory and fiction. Sound is her collaborator, theme and method at the same time. Her research is exploring queer femxle-identified narratives and deprogramming patriarchal structures by enlisting femme aesthetics to do a labor of it. Maja Chiara’s practice focuses on healing and communal bonding. Polish musician and DJ, performs under the moniker Satin de Compostela.

Mede mogelijk gemaakt door het Amsterdamse Fonds voor de Kunst en het Fonds Podiumkunsten.