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Facts vs. Fictions

Art, Identity, Authenticity

Friday, 01 Mar 2019

15:15 - 16:30 Forum Stadtpark

How important is the relationship between art and identity for authenticity in art? Art and Politics: The Club and the Theatre as a Political Space?

To what extent does one' s origin influence one' s own work? How did Deena Abdelwahed's environment influence her music and her identity as an artist? And how did Cornelia Böhnlisch use hers? Different starting positions and the discrepancy between the two biographies are emphasized and possible similarities are elaborated.

Both artists not only deal with their origins, but also with the fact that they are women in extremely patriarchally structured and dominated areas. While in the club scene the encrusted structures are slowly breaking up and more and more organizers are booking women and using quotas, theatre remains a male domain.

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