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Dea Ex Machina
Swoosh Lieu

It’s raining: In times of anti-feminist rollback, we face the dystopias envisioned by feminist pioneers. It is from this vantage point that Swoosh Lieu embark on a queerfeminist future together with their audience and an ensemble of stage tools. They hack narrative styles, lines of sight and stage technology systems, build new networks, genders and machines, as they question concepts of kinship. In their call for the pleasurable blurring and responsible use of boundaries, they mobilize imagination as a machine of liberation:

We have always woven against hegemony
Mistakes are an opportunity and transformation means emancipation
Technology is our liberation and not our oppression
Nothing is connected to everything; everything is connected to something
Make kin, not babies
Whatever the future will be, we are ready and so is our rainbow

Trigger warning: flashing lights

Length: 75 Min.
Language: German

A project by Swoosh Lieu
Concept / light: Johanna Castell
Concept / sound: Katharina Pelosi
Concept / video: Rosa Wernecke
Room: Magdalena Emmerig
Performance / puppet show: Frieder Miller
Technical direction: Jones Seitz
Technical advice: Hannah Fitsch
Outside Eye: Friederike Thielmann
Assistance: Felix Giesler
Equipment assistant: Katharina Olt
Production management: Annett Hardegen / Fourth World Production
Technical production: Gefährliche Arbeit

A production by Swoosh Lieu in coproduction with the artist house Mousonturm. Funded by the Performing Arts Fund, the Women's Department of the City of Frankfurt am Main, the Hessian Ministry for Science and Art and the Rudolf Augstein Foundation. Swoosh Lieu are funded by the City of Frankfurt am Main's Department of Culture.