The Permeable Stage a performative conference

organized by Mette Ingvartsen

organized by Mette Ingvartsen
organized by Mette Ingvartsen


The Permeable Stage is a 10-hour long research event, dedicated to investigating the politics of sexuality and its proximal relations to privacy and the public sphere. It attempts to develop an understanding of how sexuality today is everywhere. How it exceeds human bodies – and can also be found in relations to objects, instruments, environments and media technologies.

Theorists, artists, musicians and a cook will occupy the entire building of the Kaaistudios. They examine in-distinctions between private and public space, as well as questions regarding participation, collectivity, equality, pornography, language, and immateriality. By presenting their respective practices, they develop an ongoing discursive and performative situation. You are invited to join the entire day. To listen, to watch, to discuss, and to eat.



  • Claire Bishop
  • Daniela Bershan (aka Baba Electronica)
  • Mette Edvardsen
  • Caroline Godart
  • Anne Juren
  • Gérald Kurdian
  • Eszter Salamon
  • Malika Hamidi (will be unable to attend)



9:30 – 9:45
Welcome and short introduction by Mette Ingvartsen

09:45 – 10:30
Mette Edvardsen - The Unwritten Scene  (Performative Proposition)

10:30 – 11:30
Claire Bishop - The Permeable Stage in Four Acts  (Lecture)

11:30 – 12:30
Eszter Salamon - Reproduction performed by Boglárka Börcsök and Bryana Fritz  (Performance)
Substitution *  (Listening experience)
Daniela Bershan (aka Baba Electronica) - CAVEMUSIC  (Somatic listening experience)

12:30 – 13:15
Panel discussion with Eszter Salamon, Mette Edvardsen and Daniela Bershan, moderated by Claire Bishop

13:15 – 15:15
Lunch Break & Anne Juren Choreographic Sessions (sign up for one of 3 sessions in
the morning)

15:15 – 16:15
Mette Ingvartsen - Lecture on Pornography  (Lecture)

16:15 – 17:15
Caroline Godart - The Trouble with Love  (Lecture)

17:15 – 18:15
Anne Juren - Interview: Choreographic Sessions: relations, images, phantasms, and action**

18:15 – 18:45

18:45 – 19:30
Gerald Kurdian and Trk_x - HOT BODIES (stand up)


* Substitution is an extract of TALES OF THE BODILESS created with Bojana Cvejić, Terre Theamlitz and Cédric Dambrain

An initiative by choreographer Mette Ingvartsen/Great Investment

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The Red Pieces
The Red Pieces


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Van seksuele utopie naar pornokapitalisme


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Mette Ingvartsen

Mette Ingvartsen
Mette Ingvartsen


Kaaitheater artist-in-residence 2013-2016