“Hello! My name is Β_ _ o _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _d _ y _ _ and I am here to abduct the f_ _ _ut_ _ u_ _ _ _ _ _ re_ _ _”

About the work

“Hello! My name is Β_ _ o _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _d _ y _ _ and I am here to abduct the f_ _ _ut_ _ u_ _ _ _ _ _ re_ _ _”

A work-in-progress by Vassiliea Stylianidou, 2017
Multichannel sound installation with one text-animation on monitor.

The project with the title “Hello! My name is Β_ _ o _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _d _ y _ _ and I am here to abduct the f_ _ _ut_ _ u_ _ _ _ _ _ re_ _ _” is a polyphonic -both real and fictitious- discussion between five persons and one Alien-Narrator.
It poses as its starting point the question of the relation between the body, gender, language and the future. More specifically, it explores the political dimension of trans* /inter*/ non binary /de-gendered identities and their relation to language and their visions about the future.
Language becomes not just the means but the body itself. How is this possible?
Is a gender transition possible only through language?
The discussion begins with following assumptions and inquiries.
We cannot speak about the future without first speaking about gender.
And we cannot speak about gender without modifying the language in which we speak and feel and understand and love one another.
The future -if something like this exists- passes necessarily through the de-/re- construction of language.
Language becomes not just the means but the body itself. How is this possible?
Is a gender transition possible only through language?
The project proposes to design of a new language of the future for the trans* / inter* / non-binary / de-gendered body. For the body that wants to construct / form a new identity. Or even a language for the erasure of identity. 

Sound design / Multichannel Mix / Mastering: Lorenz Erdmann
Sound editing: Lorenz Erdmann, Vassiliea Stylianidou
Choir arrangement: nanavongestern
Vocals / Narration: Nana, Jamie Diker, Ria Klug, FOR AN ANONYMOUS FUGITIVE AUTHOR.
Production assistant: Frank Wismar
Performative rehearsals /sound recording at Studio Merrrz*bau@STUDIOvisits
Texts contributed by: Lann Hornscheidt, Ria Klug, Tucké Royale, Jayrôme C. Robinet, FOR AN ANONYMOUS FUGITIVE AUTHOR.
Special thanks to TRIQ, TransInterQueer e.V. Berlin, Joep Hegger.

Commisioned by Onassis Cultural Center, Athens in the occation of the exhibition "Tomorrows. Urban Fictions". Curated by Daphne Dragona and Panos Dragonas. 

Video excerpt 24 min 35 sec hier