Daniela Bershan a.k.a. Baba Electronica is an artist, DJ and independent researcher. Through her work – ranging from sculpture and performance to community building and sound – she proposes practices of collective intimacy and care as a way to study and honor affective and relational structures; Her current work is exploring the ecological, historical, emotional and political dimensions of reproductive labour and its re-organization through different registers. She composes and holds potentia-spaces for erotic/aesthetic practices and non-monotonic thinking.
Daniela co-founded and directed FATFORM (NL), and is co-organizing icw Valentina Desideri ELSEWHERE & OTHERWISE at Performing Arts Forum (FR).
Daniela Bershan: OCEAN
Participants are invited to take their place within the scene of a ritual. To make themselves comfortable in the circular set-up of OCEAN. Three guides are moving to the sounds and rhythms of breath, while the live-soundtrack slowly transforms from intimacy and fragility to vastness. Alongside unfolding symbolic gestures, sounds, and objects, OCEAN merges and honors familiar acts of reproductive labour and the sacred feminine on a horizontal plane. Honoring both is the condition for much needed affective, ecological and political change.
OCEAN invokes that we are much more resourceful and connected than we allow ourselves to be.