L-INKED

2021-2016 | performance-maker, performer











Centred on questions of sexuality, love, desire & gender, L-INKED deals with the intersections of different cultural & social understandings of the mentioned topics.



The project "L-inked" began as a text based solo improvisation, influenced by personal, socio-political & cultural experiences and the Indian mythology of "Shiva Shakti", iconographed as Ardhanarisvara (as shown in the beginning) embeds the feminine and the masculine energy. Together, the energies are in balance and harmony.

Through the project Jaskaran wants to unravel the sensitivity & sensibility of a man & a woman.
The idea is to invite people to take the performance as a starting point for their own reflection on how normative perspectives on love & desire have formed an individual lives , and thereby the humankind as a whole. Further reflecting on how each of us can help to create an open and progressive environment wherein everyone can be accepted for who they are.



The project has evolved into an interactive solo performance "Bitch, a perception" (prev. titled L-INKED), a site-specific duet series "The Transcription" (working title), public discussions and panel discussions under the title “How to define a sexual being”.
The project was also presented in an exhibition-setting titled “Appearance, a question!”, which took place as a final showcase for the research I did under the course “Performance Theory”, led by Helmut Ploebst. The research topic was influenced by the art work “Pregnant Shoe”, 1976 by Birgit Juergenssen, which was displayed during the exhibition “Raben Mütter” at Lentos Kunstmuseum in 2016.
There is an online survey related to the project:
You can find the online survey here




Upcoming dates:


2020

August: Residency @ D.ID Dance identity Buergenland
July - September: Residency ( The Transcription) @ RedSapata Tanzfabrik Linz
November: Bitch, a perception! performance @ Spätschicht Landestheater, Schauspielhaus, Linz




Credits


Concept, Direction, Choreography, Video installation and Text
Jaskaran Anand

Dancer/performers
Jaskaran Anand and Simona Stangova

Musicians/music performers (open air performance series)
Karen Schimp, Ashley do Rego

Dramaturgy (solo)
Robert Steijn

Dramaturgical Consultant (solo)
Karin Harrasser

Music (solo)
RENU - Renu Hossain, Music leads from Britney Spears, Robin Thicke and The Paino Guys

Costume and Stage Design (solo)
Jaskaran Anand with Robert Steijn

Documentation video
Andrea Schaberneck and Stefan Fuchs, in collaboration with DorfTV

Post production, PR, Organization
Jaskaran Anand with Karin Schneider

Youth reach, social promotion, and educational development of the project
Poika via Philipp Leeb -Verein zur Förderung von gendersensibler Bubenarbeit in Erziehung und Unterricht

Curator for public/panel discussion
Flora Löffelmann

Open air performance series in collaboration with MusikinRaum

Digital Outreach
DorfTV Linz

Supported by
Land Amt OOe (solo research 2019), DorfTV Linz, RedSapata Tanzfabrik Linz , D.ID Dance Identity with Kulturzentrum Eisenstadt , and Holykuti Records UK

Upcoming projects

Dates to be announced (affected by Corona Crisis)



In-between Privacy

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L-INKED

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Transcending Ego(s)

in cooperation with PANGEA & Interface Cultures Department, Kunst Universität, Linz
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