Mastur Bar

Free admission, limited capacity

KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Mastur Bar
Auguststraße 69
10117 Berlin

Mastur Bar

Fabiana Faleiros’ Mastur Bar (2015–18) is a traveling bar consisting of lecture-shows, performances, and a collection of objects related to the topic of masturbation. The name of the bar is taken from the Portuguese verb masturbar, “to masturbate” and is also inspired by the song I Feel Love by Donna Summer.

For the 10th Berlin Biennale, the Mastur Bar presents a sound installation that takes the form of a musical fiction set in the social network Open Mouth. Living beings communicate through vibrations and create organs by singing and masturbating. Spells are cast with hands and voices to escape Falacentrix, a fictional character that controls sexuality.

A schedule of concerts and performances is part of Mastur Bar. Faleiros’ musical fiction has been created in collaboration with musicians and invited artists, who also present their own performances in conjunction with the project.

The guest of the night, Liad Hussein Kantorowicz, presents: Pussy. An Ongoing Performative Research.

This performance is not just about pussy. But it‘s all about pussy.

Can we use our pussies as a tool to defy the current world order? It's 2018, and pussy is still a central site of discrimination against women – whether through child-bearing and motherhood or through presenting the feminine as sexual objects/subjects, or other means. Have a pussy and you will inevitably experience discrimination. This in mind, this performance asks: should we centralize our pussies and utilize them to form a resistance? or perhaps we should de-centralize our pussies in resistance, in hopes that this de-centralization would decrease the level through which we're essentialized as women?

Inspired by Carolee Schneemann's Interior Scroll and by thai ping pong shows, the presentation mashes up some lecture-performance-style texts along with a very naked body, choreography, lipstick, live music, serving in drag, and of course – pussy.

During the performance she'll be premiering 2 new songs on which she worked with her musical partner Hanno Stecher.

Mastur Bar is realized in collaboration with Negroma.

Please be aware that the event is running at a limited capacity and is on a first come first served basis.