Mette Sterre’s (*1983 in Delft, lives and works in Rotterdam) artistic practice draws from the grotesque, the world of topsy-turvy, the uncanny and the paradox. With her performances and sculptural costumes she blurs the line between the body, the object, between gender and identity.
For A Circuit of Overthinking – A Circus of IT Girls Sterre has invited female identifying fellow artists and performers to research the notions of the IT girl. The performance is reinvestigating the position of women in society, the male and female gaze and the changing moral value systems in a shifting landscape of digital culture, politics of fear and the role of the physical body and the self. The notion of the IT girl comes as intertwined with the idea of consumerism, identity, privilege, glamour, individualization, status, decline, ageing, a momentum, a construction of fantasy, what deems to be feminine and sexuality. Above all: what does it mean to have IT and can you lose IT? How do you become IT? Reacting to social media and the phenomenon of being famous for being famous, the notion of the IT girl will be the umbrella to research our past, current and future society in a DIY opera.
With: Genevieve Giuffre, Liesbeth Klaver, Agnes Momirski, Nikki Ootjers, Diana Roig, Mette Sterre, Erin Amazia Tasmania
With the kind support of the Ministry of Culture and Media of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, the Mara & Holger Cassens-Stiftung, Mondriaan Fonds, and CBK Center for Visual Arts Rotterdam.
Mit Dilara Kubitzki
Sunday, 1.3.2020, 14 Uhr
Curator’s Guided Tour
With Tobias Peper
Thursday, 5.3.2020, 17 Uhr
Atelierbesuch bei Stefan Kern
Tuesday, 17.3.2020, 19:30 Uhr