CW#22 l SEASON 2 l She-Pigeon
7 December 2022, Wednesday | Season 2, Episode 22
Ölberg-Kirche (Paul-Lincke-Ufer 29) and online
Livestream link: https://youtu.be/s_C3OdKuYxY
Organized by the Apartment Project Berlin and funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe
20.15 Performance by Selin Davasse
In the upcoming episode of «Chromatic Wednesdays», Selin Davasse slips into the role of She-Pigeon: a filthy pigeon with a cooing cunt who pecks at the feet of the audience in Kreuzberg’s Ölberg-Kirche. Libidinous literature in vulgar vulviform verse rains down like pigeon droppings. The melodies of the church organ mingle with the voice of the pigeon. All the while, Selin Davasse reflects on the politics of pollution, disgust, and exclusion. Whereas in Christian tradition the Holy Spirit often appears in the form of a dove, She-Pigeon represents the marginalized version of the dove. Domesticated by humans and made the epitome of urban filth, she became the object of hatred for city dwellers. As a dirty dove, she reminds us of the downsides of the city.
Concept, Text, Performance: Selin Davasse
With citations from: Lucille Clifton, Michelle Tea and Monique Wittig
Hair and make-up: Henriette Theuergarten
Selin Davasse (b. 1992, Ankara) lives and works in Berlin. Her performative practice translates research findings from various disciplines to textual, visual and sonic textures. Weaving theory, history and fiction with feminine voices, her work engages with ethical/political impasses and takes shape as multilayered lecture performances with site-specific installations. Her performances have been presented at Hacer Noche, Oaxaca (2022), Kunsthalle Bratislava (2022), Škuc Gallery, Ljubljana (2022), Wiener Festwochen, Vienna (2022), Volksbühne, Berlin (2020–2021), Slavs and Tatars’ Pickle Bar at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2020), Queer Art, Culture and Politics from Turkey and its Diaspora Symposium at Goldsmiths College, London (2020).
The performance by Selin Davasse is presented as part of «Chromatic Wednesdays», a bi-weekly event series that aims to bring together creative thinkers from diverse backgrounds. The performance starts at 20.15 at Ölberg-Kirche (Paul-Lincke-Ufer 29, 10999 Berlin, doors open at 19.45) and can also be followed online on Youtube (https://youtu.be/s_C3OdKuYxY).