Exposition Liebe und Ethnologie- The colonial dialect of sensitivity

Haus der Kultur der Welt


Berlin 2019

The performances by Coletivo Bonobando (Lívia Laso, Vanessa Rocha, Thiago Rosa,
Adriana Schneider, Patrick Sonata) deal with the social and socio-political living conditions
in Rio de Janeiro in a humorous but critical way. In the current political situation in Brazil,
minorities are increasingly being persecuted and threatened. Against this background, the
performers in their phallic costumes occupy iconic and everyday (free) spaces for the
LGTBQ+ community. After the exhibition opening at HKW, the colorful penis costumes will
be part of the exhibition. Similar to Hélio Oiticica’s Parangolés, visitors will then be invited
to wear them themselves and become contributors to the work.

Woman with a puppet on her legs