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Story of the eye - A porn-noir fairy tale

Janaina Leite (BRA)
PRÓXIMAMENTE 2021
Thu 25.11.2021 16:30 - 17:30
KVS, Brussels
KVS TOP
25.11.2021
16:30 - 17:30
Past event

Janaina Leite will exhibit a work in progress of her new piece STORY OF THE EYE — A PORN-NOIR FAIRY TALE, using audiovisual content produced during the pandemic.

Following the structure of a lecture performance, Janaina presents the foundations of new research on theatre, pornography and gender. It brings the masked figure present in “Stabat Mater”, her last awarded show in which she starred with his real mother and a porn actor, and also in the performance “Camming – 101 nights” in which he worked on paid virtual sex platforms during the pandemic. 

The “speaker/camgirl” presents the contents of the new research that make up the project “History of the Eye – A porn-noir fairy tale” based on the novel of Georges Bataille. Audiovisual content of the project will be shared, such as interviews with porn actors made during the casting process and scenes experienced during the 8-day immersive residency held in October as a trigger for the practical process with the performers who will be part of the show, scheduled to premiere in May 2022, in São Paulo.

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Janaina Leite is a household name when it comes to research into documentary and autobiography in Brazilian theatre. She is currently developing a doctorate in Performing Arts supported by Fapesp at Escola de Comunição e Artes (ECA/USP). She has created the performances Festa da Separação: Um Documentário Cênico, Conversas com Meu Pai and Stabat Mater, for which she was nominated for the Shell Theatre Award in the dramaturgy category. She published the book Autoescrituras Performativas: do Diário à Cena, further strengthening her research into documentary theatre. Leite is the founder and coordinator of study groups Feminino Abjeto 1, Memórias, Arquivos e (Auto) Biografias and Feminino Abjeto 2. She is also co-founder, actor and director at Grupo XIX de Teatro, a multi-award-winning theatre company recognised by the country’s biggest subsidisers.

Credits

CONCEPTION, DIRECTION, PLAYWRIGHT & PERFORMANCE Janaina Leite PORNOGRAPHER, PRODUCTION DRAMATURG & PERFORMANCE André Medeiros Martins PRODUCTION DRAMATURG & ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Lara Duarte INTERNATIONAL DIFFUSION & PRODUCTION Carla Estefan International