Parlor Talk // Berlin This performance was first produced and shown 2014 in a gallery space in Kreuzberg, Berlin. For the audio piece, the artist interviewed two Brazilian manicurists living and working in Berlin. Being a half-Brazilian and having lived in Brazil and Berlin, the artist confronts herself and the audience with questions regarding migration and class, work and belonging. In order to listen to the audio piece, each participant had to receive a manicure done by the artist on site.
Parlor Talk // Bangalore As foreigners, immigrants, urban nomads and women, how do we negotiate personal space and how is this influenced by the circumstances we live in? In an attempt to create an approximation to these questions and to the participants, a situation was dislocated and recreated from a place regarded as a typically feminine domain in India (and other countries): the beauty parlor.
The title is a reference to both the conversations that form the basis of the audio work, as well as to the performance that was enacted during the exhibition at 1Shanthi Road gallery, in which individual participants received a manicure from the artist while listening to the sound collage.
Format: Audio-Performance Exhibition: „two art inhibitions” along with Claudia Reiche, 1Shanthi Road Gallery Bangalore, India