invite you toMan for a Day – A film* exploring female masculinities
by Katarina Peters (96 min)
Monday, 17.3.2014 at 7.00 p.m.Goethe-Institut Auditorium, Nungambakkam, Chennai
Diane Torr and Katarina Peters will be in attendance
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* What makes a man a man? What makes a woman a woman? How is gender identity formatted? What is natural and what is learned or indoctrinated? Is gender simply a mere set of gestures that men/women can acquire? Is it possible to discover whether through a self-conscious transformation from one gender to another one can create a sense of self-liberation and furthermore expand one’s boundaries with regard to male/female behavior?
The worldwide stage appearances and workshops of the gender activist and performance artist Diane Torr, are legendary. Her investigation is in a theoretical and hands-on approach to experimentation with gender identity. Katarina Peters casted and observed a Berlin Workshop taught by Diane Torr, in which a group of open-minded women acquainted themselves with the secrets of manliness. We meet women of various backgrounds: a 22 year old East German beauty queen; a political researcher from Munich; an Angolan single mother; and an Israeli lesbian, among others.