Mette Ingvartsen: 69 positions
Mette Ingvartsen: 69 positions © Charles Roussel
Now they are all finally presented together: the four extra-sharp "Red Pieces" by Mette Ingvartsen, "to come (extended)", "7 Pleasures", "21 pornographies" and "69 positions". In her series, the Danish artist reflects on the history of sexuality, as it has been shown in performance and performance art since the 1960s to today. In her pieces, Ingvartsen deals with nudity and gender relations in very different artistic compositions, with the cultural construction and manipulation of bodies up to the ways how we have sex together. Ingvartsen encounters all this with wit and sensuality, political sensitivity and great candor.
Anyone who has always wanted to re-enact an orgasm in public can do so in this performance. Among other things. The audience is led through the first of her "Red Pieces" by Mette Ingvartsen herself. The installational parcours enables time travel into a cabinet of curious quotes. The artist calls the 1960s to mind, for example with Carolee Schneeman’s legendary performance Meat Joy and Richard Schechner’s Dionysus in 69, and the years after 2000 with her own choreographic beginnings. Ingvartsen’s look into the future is a real adventure, “gender hacking” and “sexual mummification” included.
Duration: 105 min