Screening, artist talk, and panel discussion with Caroline St-Laurent, Liliane Moussa and KW sport club participants
Women Performing ARTS + SPORTS Femmes en performance
Caroline and Liliane perform feminist sports related actions that question the position of women and gender minorities in the sports environment. The performance is inspired by the testimonies and discussions undertaken with athletes of different fields such as synchronized swimming, badminton, fitness, gymnastics, cycling and rugby.
The performance will be filmed and shared live with the audience July 17th. The video-performance will be rebroadcast in August, followed by live discussions with the artists and guests. The artists will encourage physical engagement of the people visioning the performance to enhance community empathy and commitment.
Caroline and Liliane are using the sports environment as an accessible tool to open communication channels with the audience. This familiarity with sports allows the artists to transpose their work on gender inequities beyond the athletic field.
In the work of these artists, performance actions that put forward physical effort are used as act of resistance against systemic patriarchy. They seek to empower women and let them claim the space.