Ania Nowak: To the Aching Parts! (Manifesto)

A public speech that dissects the language used by and against queer communities today. The performance is part of Tom of Finland & Dreamy exhibition programme.

  • 28.4.2023 at 16–16.30
in English
2nd floor balcony
Tickets: with a museum ticket
Woman reads text from a paper.

Photo: Anu Czerwiński


To the Aching Parts! (Manifesto) is a public speech which dissects the language used by and against queer communities today. Devoid of grammar, the text is subjected to the order and pleasure of rhythm. Commissioned by HAU Hebbel am Ufer in the frame of “Manifestos for Queer Futures”, the performance relies on historic references to militancy by minorities to address the dangers of normativity and the need for embodied intersectionality when forming queer alliances today. By taking liberty to play around with the language of resentment and trauma as well as empathy and healing, it proposes to destabilise identities, practices and well known acronyms like LGB or FtM for the sake of a queer future we have yet to envisage.


Ania Nowak‘s(PL/DE) choreographic practice approaches vulnerability and desire as ways towards reimagining what bodies and language can and cannot do. She develops formats such as live and video performance, installation and text. She lives and works in Berlin. Read more: Ania Nowak homepage.


Idea, text, performance: Ania Nowak
Outside eye: Julia Rodríguez
Costume: Grzegorz Matląg
Production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer
In the frame of Manifestos For Queer Futures as part ofThe Present Is Not Enough – Performing Queer Histories and Futures

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