In the first week of March – the week before International Women’s Day – the fourth edition of WoWmen! is coming to Brussels. This programme of performances, talks, debates, films and workshops critically analyses the state of gender, art and society.
Indeed, this continues to be necessary in a world in which domestic violence and feminicide appear to be ineradicable. A world in which sexism is rampant, both on and off social media. A world in crisis, in which informal social networks – often white, heterosexual and male – continue to emerge. A world in which #MeToo stories all too frequently continue to occur.
‘Don’t protect me – respect me.’ – JEANETTE WINTERSON
Some of us are privileged, while others are marginalized. That is why we are reflecting on strategies of resistance. Through an oral and physical tradition that does not often coincide with the traditional canon: using our voices, sounds, languages, and bodies!
Does voice have a gender? Does skin have a race? Can masculinity be redefined? How can we make language inclusive? And what is the secret of Finland, where young women become political leaders? Based on these and other questions, an international group of artists and researchers will cast a spotlight on our multiple identities.
WoWmen!: the festival that hopes to be superfluous soon.
Because the future will be feminist.
 With roots in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Finland, Israel, Ireland, Nigeria, Russia & Belgium