Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 11:00
ZYKLUS1 by Joanna Gröning
Talk and project presentation
Location & Time: AGORA Rollberg - 11:00
Joanna Gröning will present her art project ZYKLUS1.
The project ZYKLUS1 by Joanna Gröning has been developing over the past 25 years. Ever since puberty hit, menstruation became a symbol for the many differences and inequalities that exist between men and women. Per se these differences are not bad, but fundamental. Maybe more than we tend to think.
Dealing with menstruation became a metaphor for how women adapt to a still mostly male dominated work environment, where “high functioning” seems to be the strongest imperative. This, women do, successfully, even when their bodies really may demand a different approach.
The cost of functioning is subordinated, even to the point of saying the financial burden is not relevant enough to be addressed in public. Or is it?
With ZYKLUS1 the artist and psychotherapist Joanna Gröning hopes to start an inclusive conversation about all that women do behind the scenes to fit in. The subservient behaviour of women needs to be addressed, both by challenging the male perspective AND by encouraging women to step out onto the stage.
Illustration by Eugene O’Donald.