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TRACKS ARTE TV, Le genre idéal

S comme sang

Enfant, la chorégraphe calabraise Paola Daniele, élevée dans la plus stricte éducation religieuse, était fascinée par la communion et ce calice de « sang du Christ » levé eu ciel par le prêtre. Mais aussi par cette croyance ancestrale locale selon laquelle, pour faire un philtre d’amour, les femmes ajoutaient quelques gouttes de sang des règles à du vin. Aujourd’hui, tous les mois, elle recueille son sang menstruel qu’elle utilise dans ses performances et installations avec son collectif Hic est sanguis meus (« Ceci est mon sang », en latin) qui questionne ce qui reste un tabou : les règles. L’artiste y tire notamment à la carabine sur un calice rempli de son sang qui se vide sur une corbeille de fruits rouges… Amen.

http://tracks.arte.tv/fr/mauvais-genres-france-culture

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Libération, Les 400 culs. Bloody Mary : un elixir d’immortalite ?

Pendant la messe, le prêtre brandit une coupe et prononce la formule rituelle : «Buvez, ceci est mon sang». Chose curieuse : en 2007, des chercheurs ont trouvé des cellules souches dans le sang des menstrues : des cellules dotées d’un pouvoir de régénération inouïe.

On a pu lui reprocher d’être une sorcière ou une vampire car Paola aime le sang. Celui de ses règles, surtout, Paola Daniele l’aime au point qu’elle en conserve la moindre goutte : il sert de matière vivante dans ses créations, en souvenir de son enfance dit-elle, lorsqu’à la messe, toute petite, elle attendait avec ferveur le moment de l’eucharistie : «le moment où le prêtre lèverait le calice vers le ciel afin de voir ce qu’il contenait, persuadée que c’était du véritable sang et non du vin comme on voulait le lui faire croireEn 2013, la chorégraphe Paola Daniele créé le collectif Hic est sanguis meus (Ceci est mon sang) pour faire passer le message : le sang, c’est beau et c’est la vie… Elle en fait couler sur des robes, sur des fruits, sur des fleurs avec lesquels elle danse.

Agnès Giard

http://sexes.blogs.liberation.fr/2017/11/08/

 

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LDS, France Culture, Rouge comme les règles

Rouge comme les règles (4/4)
Les règles de l’art menstruel
19/10/2017

LSD, La série documentaire par Perrine Kervran

du lundi au jeudi de 17h03 à 18h

Années 1960, des performeuses utilisent leur sang dans une démarche artistique et féministe. Aujourd’hui, photographes, peintres, cinéastes prennent le relais en créant des représentations à la frontière entre l’art et empowerment. En littérature, comment s’écrit ce récit de l’intime féminin ?

Au sein de cet épisode, des femmes contemporaines et européennes évoqueront leur démarches artistiques autour du sang menstruel.

Avec Paola Daniele

https://www.franceculture.fr/emissions/lsd-la-serie-documentaire/rouge-comme-les-regles-44-les-regles-de-lart-menstruel

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EDEN, LISTASUMAR AKUREYRI ART SUMMER

https://grapevine.is/culture/art/2017/06/27/art-rain-summertime-the-listasumar-festival-of-akureyri/

Eden – The return of the sacred and visible

By creating a sense of sharing, on the plateau red fruits are a dawn of this red, symbol of life. A claimant desire, a message of tolerance and existential voracity is given, a solemn supper whose delight taste is long preserved in the mouth. Matter becomes collective and action conceives a common flesh. And the “other” is not a commonplace participant, but rather the motive of the work, the incarnation of otherness.
Collective Hic Est Sanguis Meus : Paola Daniele, Raphaël Correia Ribeiro, Guðný Kristmannsdóttir, Elodie Biehlmann

performers and artists : Arna Gudny Valsdottir, Jón Páll Eyjólfsson, Þórdís Björg Valdimarsdóttir, Hrafnhildur Jóna Hjartardóttir, Aðalsteinn Þórsson, Björg Eiríksdóttir, Sigurbjörg Sigurgeirsdóttir

Staðsetning: Deiglan (Gilfélagið – Listagil)

Ég er hluti af Listasumri!
#listasumar

 

https://vimeo.com/233382743

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Le sang des règles: éternel tabou? (5/5) Vacarme RTS

Vacarme, 03.06.2016, 13h03

Le sang des règles: éternel tabou? (5/5)

L’APOTHEOSE DES FRAISES

Les anglais qui débarquent, les ragnagnas, les lunes, les oursins, les fraises… Comment nommer les règles, en parler, en rire, en faire un sujet d’inspiration? Entre tabou et fascination, des artistes s’emparent du sujet. Paul-Armand Gette, plasticien de 89 ans, propose “l’apothéose des fraises ou les menstrues de la déesse”. Paola Daniele réalise des performances avec son propre sang menstruel. Histoire de provoquer et d’interroger sur ce que cachent les menstruations.

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STREAM : UN TABÙ FATTO DI SANGUE – #MAGGIORATE

di Claudia Oldani July 4, 2016

>>Questo pezzo è la mia introduzione a Le #Maggiorate 4, Feel Free To Bleed.

In questo mini-monografico #4 parliamo di un argomento che non ci saremmo aspettati di dover affrontare: le mestruazioni. Infatti è un tema di nicchia, quasi totalmente assente dal discorso mediatico e politico. Delle mestruazioni si parla solo con le amiche o con il ginecologo. In Italia girare con un assorbente in mano in luoghi pubblici è ancora un gesto che suscita imbarazzo in chi lo compie e in chi lo osserva. L’osannata “patatina” perde di fatto il suo posto d’onore in due casi: quando sanguina o quando smette di sanguinare per sempre. Eppure sangue e schizzi splatter certo non mancano al cinema, anzi – come ci spiega Grey Ladder in una infografica in collaborazione con ELOE. Ma quel sangue non è mai quello mestruale. Un altro racconto ce lo fanno Chiara Capraro, Claudia Bruno e Paola Daniele, indicandoci una serie di buone prassi (tra cui spicca la petizione contro la Tampon Tax) per smantellare tabù vecchi ma ancora presenti sul sangue femminile. In altre parole, feel free to bleed.


Le #Maggiorate è una nuova serie di booklet, dedicati alle donne changemaker italiane. Il format che abbiamo messo a punto è leggero, ma pieno di contenuti. Vogliamo costruire uno spazio di riflessione attraverso cui presentare tutte quelle donne che, con il loro lavoro, stanno generando cambiamenti e innovazioni, di tutti i tipi. Per sé stesse e per gli altri (uomini inclusi). 
 
Siamo partiti dalla domanda: perché il lavoro di un uomo può essere un esempio per tutti – uomini e donne -, mentre l’esempio di una donna è sempre e solo letto come un esempio per altre donne?Perché un modello di genere femminile non può avere un valore universale? La risposta è stata la creazione di Le #Maggiorate.
 
Le #Maggiorate sono donne maggiorate nel cervello e nelle azioni, che provando, sperimentando, lottando, abbattendo le barriere stanno lasciando un segno. Il loro. Quello di professioniste, artiste, manager, creative. Ogni numero di questa nuova serie a cura di STREAM! sarà dedicato a una di loro.
 
Il team che lavora sul progetto Le #Maggiorate è coordinato da Claudia Oldani (editor in chief), Fran Masoero (founder di STREAM!) e Andrea Meloni (graphic manager). Le immagini sono curate da Francesca Iovene (photo editor) e le foto sono quasi sempre fatte da Andrea Oldani. Tutti i booklet Le #Maggiorate sono realizzati in partnership con ELOE.
 Questo monografico è stato poi seguito da cinque articoli di approfondimento, pubblicati direttamente sul sito di STREAM!. L’hashtag ufficiale dell’evento è #QuellaSettimanaDelMese

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BERLIN – A SENSITIVE REFLECTION ON THE BLOOD OF WOMEN

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June 13, 2015

The art festival ‘Hic Est Sanguis Meus: The Blood of Women’ is both oppressive and liberating. It revolves around one of the last taboos of western civilization: the menstrual cycle. The participating artists’ ages range from 18 to 80, meaning that this exhibition can talk to women of all ages and nations.

Starting from the festival’s very title, powerful religious leitmotivs are to be found everywhere. ‘Hic Est Sanguis Meus’ are the words uttered by Jesus Christ during the Last Supper: ‘this is my blood’. Biblical words are painted on the walls, framing many of the artworks. As may be expected, red is a prominent colour.

But rather than straightforwardly criticising religion’s attitude towards menstruation, the two curators – Micol Singarella and Paola Daniele – have planned this event as a liberating experience. “We want to break a taboo. But we are a collective and we therefore have different opinions. Every time we get together, we talk it all over from the very beginning” says Daniele, a professional modern dancer and choreographer. Daniele opened the festival with her performance Hématome, an ode to women and her flowings. Moving between broken mirrors, glasses and red roses she exposes herself to the public: “The female body is quite unknown to the people, even in the era of Internet, or it is seen only in a pornographic way”, she adds.

The more delicate aspect of the exhibition surfaced as a conscious attempt to reconcile this hidden aspect of femininity. “We want to have a didactic role and work with schools to help the new generation understand the female body in its whole without unnecessary embarrassment”, says Daniele. German artists and media have enthusiastically responded, says Singarella, proving that the social taboo or constant embarrassment is a common trait in most of Europe.

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Entering the exhibition I was initially reluctant, feeling uncomfortable in the middle of this large exposition of personal experiences. However, the exhibition highlighted the strong need for a new approach to the human body for both sexes. This exhibition is not only aimed at women. Men can also learn a thing or two from this open discussion over such a poorly known aspect of everyday life. Especially revealing are the quotations from teen movies about being a sexual disappointment, or complaining about periods being the source of migraines. The collective formed especially for this tour includes both women and men artists, showing how there is an understanding and interest from both parts.

Silence and rejection don’t help overcoming cultural taboos or ease the pain. Even in the Internet era, confusion rules. A friend of mine, now barely approaching her 30s, has told me that no one ever mentioned the impeding monthly uneasiness she was going to face until it finally happened.

As much as the matter may scream sensationalism, its soft approach cast the exhibition under a different light. The topic is treated carefully, mixed with an honest effort for artistic quality. This is an exhibition for those looking for an intimate and multiform approach to femininity without gender borders.

For further information on ‘Hic Est Sanguis Meus’, visit their  website.

By Guido Mori

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