The Hot Bodies Choirs
The Hot Bodies Choirs

The Hot Bodies Choirs project gathers queer, trans, non-binary, and genderfluid participants with the aim of developing new writing and choral singing practices. Participants will exchange experiences and their thoughts on ideas expressed in queer, feminist, sex-positive, and decolonial manifestos to create a series of collectively written revolutionary texts. 
These unique, polyphonic, and unruly texts will constitute the basis of a choral score, arranged musically by Gérald Kurdian and performed live by all the participants. At the end of the workshop, the group will sing in two performances, guided by Kurdian, taking place on September 15, 2024, at the museum (one in the afternoon and another in the evening).

The Hot Bodies Choirs is the third project in Kurdian’s research series, Hot Bodies of the Future, which focuses on sexual revolutions.

A special thanks to Casa Punto Croce, Venice.

Tuesday, September 10
7–9 pm

Workshop at Casa Punto Croce

Wednesday, September 11
7–9 pm
Workshop at Casa Punto Croce
Friday, September 13
7–9 pm
Workshop at Casa Punto Croce
Saturday, September 14
7–9 pm
Workshop at Casa Punto Croce
Sunday, September 15
4 pm and 10 pm
Performance at the museum, at 4 pm and at 10 pm, in occasion of the performative arts event Avvenimento #2
IMPORTANT information

The workshop is open to LGBTQIA+, queer, trans, genderfluid e non-binary people.

  • Participation is free. Registration required on this page from August 26, 2024. Places are limited.
  • The event takes place on September 10–11 and 13–14 from 7 pm to 9 pm at Casa Punto Croce, Venice.
  • Participants must guarantee their participation on all the dates.
  • The group will perform in the garden of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection on September 15, from 4 pm. A second performance will take place in occasion of the performative arts event Avvenitmento #2, on the same date at 10 pm.
  • The workshop is led in English by bilingual (English/French) artist Gerald Kurdian, with assistance provided in Italian if necessary. Therefore, participants must understand either Italian or English.

Participants will engage in:

  • An individual and small group reading of queer and feminist texts.
  • A guided discussion and exchange of ideas, experiences, and utopias.
  • The individual and collective writing of a sung manifesto for Hot Bodies of the Future.
  • Vocal technique and choral singing workshops.

For further information:
+39 041 2405 430
didattica@guggenheim-venice.it

The Hot Bodies Choirs

Gérald Arev Kurdian (they/them) aka Hot Bodies studied visual arts at the École Nationale Supérieure de Paris-Cergy before entering the performance and contemporary dance program Ex.e.r.ce 07_Centre Chorégraphique National in Montpellier, directed by Mathilde Monnier and Xavier Le Roy. Their oblique concerts inspired by the genres of stand-up comedy, live musical, or pop acts are opportunities to invent synergies between electronic music, performance art, and documentary practices. They are regularly presented in the contexts of visual arts (at Centre Pompidou-Metz and Fondation Cartier, Paris), indie music (at the Coopérative de Mai in Clemont-Ferrand, France, and the Centquatre and Nouveau Casino, Paris ), or performing arts (including the Festival d'Automne à Paris, Usine C in Montreal, Crossing the Line in New York, Steirischer Herbst in Graz, Austria, and the Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels). They have also composed radio-pieces with sex workers and music for films and contemporary dance.  Since 2018, they have been developing the performative and musical research project Hot Bodies of the Future, which explores alternative forms of sexualities and queer micro-politics. 

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  • Booking available form August 20

  • Free / Registration required
  • Casa Punto Croce and Peggy Guggenheim Collection