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Quimera Rosa [Pink Chimera] is a lab that researches and experiments on body, technology and
identities. Our aim is to develop practices able to produce non-natural cyborg identities from a transdisciplinary perspective. We assume Donna Haraway’s notion of cyborg, that defines it as: “chimeras, theorized and fabricated hybrids of machine and organism.” Our work is based on the deconstruction of sex and gender identities as well as in the in
teraction body/machine/environment. Our performances present hybrid beings, chimeras, where the production of the subjectivity is the result of a prosthetic incorporation.

Aware by transfeminist and postidentitary discourses, we make bodies a platform for public intervention, breaking up limits between public and private. We understand sexuality as a technological and artistic creation and seek to experiment hybrid, flexible and changing identities able to blur frontiers between natural/artificial, normal/abnormal, man/woman, hetero/homo, human/machine, human/ animal, politic/art, science/art, reality/fiction…

In our performances, you can see a hybridization body / machine / environment, hybridization obtained with the incorporation of electronic devices connected to the body by BDSM techniques and the use of the electrochemical properties of certain elements (water, quinine, salt …). Our work includes long periods of research / experimentation, generally during residences. This past years, our work as performers combine with an intense of dispensing workshops based on the [BodyNoise Amp]. This workshop is based on the construction of the device and a body prosthesis, and experimentation with synesthesia generated by the use of the device.

We are specially interested in the articulations between art, science and technology, and their function in the production of subjectivities. The most of our work is developed in a collaborative way, and always under DIY/DIT technologies and free culture paradigm.

 

ORIGINALFOTOMARGHE

Principle of pink panter/chimeras

 “Mimicry is a very bad concept, since it relies on binary logic to describe phenomena of an entirely different nature. The crocodile does not reproduce a tree trunk, any more than the chameleon reproduces the colors of its surroundings. The Pink Panther imitates nothing, it reproduces nothing, it paints the world its color, pink on pink; this is its becoming-world, carried out in such a way that it becomes imperceptible itself, asignifying, makes its rupture, its own line of flight, follows its “aparallel evolution” through to the end. The wisdom of the plants: even when they have roots, there is always an outside where they form a rhizome with something else-with the wind, an animal, human beings (and there is also an aspect under which animals themselves form rhizomes, as do people, etc.).”

 Principle of asignifying rupture. A Thousand Plateaus, Deleuze & Guattari