Mavi Veloso – (her) Delights

June 12, 2024, 6pm

This performance is part of the performance series INSIDE WOUNDS.

Drawing inspiration from Claudia Wonder and her Jardim das Delicias, the performance (her) Delights presents a series of dreams, sexual anxieties, voice & body experimentation, a constellation of technologies and (trans)witchcrafts. Challenging the binaries male and female, the body becomes a spectacle and receptacle for trans femme empowerment.

Mavi Veloso is a transdisciplinary artist. In her creative process she integrates visual art, dance, theater, music and peformance. Her work explores performativity, the relationship with the audience, transfeminism and decolonization. As a transperson and migrant, Veloso seeks to embody and appropriate psychological and body transformation processes, cultural context and conflicts. She works with fashion, queer, trans and drag queen elements to question gender technologies, notions of identity, sexuality and (dis)placement. Her work has been presented at venues and festivals including Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels, and 31st Biennial of São Paulo.