Felipe Ribeiro
DJ Lecture


Felipe Ribeiro
DJ Lecture

The Erotics of the explicit
Based on the erotics of Brazilian post-feminist funk music, this lecture-performance comments, and deliberately acts upon video footage and audio music. While the material is live edited together, I attempt to perceive what kind of epistemics the performativity of those female funk singers builds in, as well as its impact in Rio de Janeiro’s queer scene. In Brazil, Funk balls are known for their traditional chauvinism. Therefore, the interest of the excessive post-porn lyrics and vigorous gestures that the women and queer men endeavour while confronting the same logics that for so long have objectified them.

Felipe Ribeiro is curator and artistic director of AdF - Atos de Fala, a platform for performances. He is professor of the Dance and Film studies at  Rio de Janeiro Federal University, and an interdisciplinary artist. He holds a PhD at the Visual Arts Institute at UERJ, and in 2015 was a visiting researcher in the Performance Studies Department at NYU, with a grant awarded by CAPES. Felipe Ribeiro refuses to accept the illegitimate government of the current Brazilian president and his white men cabinet.

Conceived by Felipe Ribeiro

Language: English


March 24, 18.15h

@ Tanzhaus Zürich
Wasserwerkstrasse 129, 8037 Zürich