L-INKED


now-2016 | performance-maker, performer, researcher, video work











Centred on questions of sexuality, love, desire & gender, L-INKED deals with the intersections of different cultural & social understandings of the mentioned topics.



The interdisciplinary project "L-inked" is a series of physical events with digital extension (live-streaming) taking place in Linz, Vienna and Burgenland that unravels the sensitivity & sensibility around the topics of- sexuality & desire of love for an individual. Through different artistic expressions like dance, music, video projection alongside with audience participation it further explores the mythological, historical & current socio-political influences on the concept of relationship- how we define, stereotype & practice the idea of relationship especially between a man & a woman . It also focuses on the arising need that objectification is not only for a woman but also for a man: the topics of the sensitivity of the man, the emotionality of a man, the fluidity in a gender, the duality in a gender are not appreciated by the normative side of society.

It strives to achieve a state of the society where people do not fall into body-shaming & hatred towards one’s own self & others, especially when it is based on the choices of expressing intimacy, love & sexuality.  It re-establishes spaces- open air & indoors, where people can explore & find their freedom of body expressions (without risking their or others health ) by diving deep into the diverse expressions of love and respectful ways of being- & interacting- in different forms of relationships. It is done, by providing body-space workshops in different spaces like City Swarming, providing interaction between the artistic & non- artistic communities via communal & artistic activities, through performances in open spaces like "The Transcription, appearing in disappearance" and opening discussions on the genderization of the body.

   The idea is to invite people to take the project as a starting point for their own reflection on how normative perspectives on love & desire have formed an individual lives , and thereby the humankind as a whole. Further reflecting on how each of us can help to create an open and progressive environment wherein everyone can be accepted for who they are.



The project began as a text based solo improvisation, influenced by personal, socio-political & cultural experiences and the Indian mythology of "Shiva Shakti", iconographed as Ardhanarisvara (as shown in the beginning) embeds the feminine and the masculine energy. Together, the energies are in balance and harmony.

The project includes an interactive solo performance "L-INKED/ Bitch, a perception" (prev. titled L-INKED), interactive exchange with the audience, interdiciplinary performance series in open space "The Transcription, appearing in disappearance" and public/panel discussions under the title “How to define a sexual being” and "What are the realms of the relationships? And how personality & gender are perceived as an intertwined entity in defining the realms of being in a relationship? "

The project was also presented in an exhibition-setting titled “Appearance, a question!”, which took place as a final showcase for the research I did under the course “Performance Theory”, led by Helmut Ploebst. The research topic was influenced by the art work “Pregnant Shoe”, 1976 by Birgit Juergenssen, which was displayed during the exhibition “Raben Mütter” at Lentos Kunstmuseum in 2016.

There is an online survey related to the project:
You can find the online survey here




Upcoming dates:


2021

February: Residency @ D.ID Dance identity Buergenland

22nd February - 8th March: Residency @ Brut Wien

9th March: Premiere of Bitch, a perception! performance @ Imagetanz Festival, Wien

10th -11th March: Performances of L-INKED/ Bitch, a perception! performance @ Imagetanz Festival, Wien

Credits


Concept, Direction, Choreography, Video installation and Text
Jaskaran Anand

Dancer/performers
Jaskaran Anand and Simona Stangova

Musicians/music performers (open air performance series)
Karen Schimp, Ashley do Rego

Dramaturgy (solo)
Robert Steijn

Dramaturgical Consultant (solo)
Karin Harrasser

Music (solo)
RENU - Renu Hossain, Music leads from Britney Spears, Robin Thicke and The Paino Guys

Costume and Stage Design (solo)
Jaskaran Anand with Robert Steijn

Documentation video in 2019
Andrea Schaberneck and Stefan Fuchs, in collaboration with DorfTV

Post production, PR, Organization
Jaskaran Anand with Karin Schneider

Youth reach, social promotion, and educational development of the project
Poika via Philipp Leeb -Verein zur Förderung von gendersensibler Bubenarbeit in Erziehung und Unterricht

Curator for public/panel discussion
Flora Löffelmann

Open air performance series in collaboration with MusikinRaum

Digital Outreach
lilimit.com , DorfTV Linz

Supported by
Land Amt OOe (solo research 2019), DorfTV Linz, RedSapata Tanzfabrik Linz , D.ID Dance Identity with Kulturzentrum Eisenstadt , and Holykuti Records UK

Upcoming projects


Dates to be announced* (affected by Corona Crisis)


7.11- 8.11

Playful Bodies


at Akademie für Zeitgenössisches Ballett, Anton Bruckner University, Linz
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