Berlin’s Center is bringing in a new project called Agatha 188.8.131.52, running at their Kurfürstenstraße location from April 2 to April 23.
The project takes on the construction of an ‘open source’ post-gender character named Agatha, the Latinized form of the Greek name Agathe, meaning “good”, and the main character of a Cornelius Cardew story with the same name.
Created by Egle Kulbokaite and Dorota Gaweda – who previously worked as the artist and writer collective d3signbur3au and run the Berlin Community Radio radio show Young Girl Reading Group – the project questions the influence of technology on gender and its subversive role in morphing the traditional gender binary.
‘Agatha’ exists through a ‘performative film script’, kept alive in multiple hands and existing virtually through online networks, and the exhibition itself consists of two scenes from this script. Joining Kulbokaite and Gaweda in the project is Clémence de La Tour du Pin, who will be appropriating the character for approximately one year, and who recently worked with Adrien Figeac of Coty Inc. as well as five perfumers from IFF NYC to develop a smell for the avatar.
See the FB exhibition page for details. **