In May 2017 ArtsEverywhere.ca launched its first Online Residency with Brazilian artist Mavi Veloso. In collaboration with several other bichas and artists, she will reveal, reflect, confuse, and articulate her ongoing project #iwannamakerevolution, which focuses on transitioning voice techniques / voice feminization therapy for transgender people as a performative tool. During the residency, Mavi intends to create a network of communities in many parts of the globe, be they artists, activists, LGBTQI+ and other interested people, applying ideas and influence to the development of performative material.
#iwannamakerevolution is about displacement, transits and transition, and mutant bodies. It is transdisciplinary research generated by personal experience and observation of contexts. It is a series of trans-media productions (photos, videos, drawings, text, dance, theater, performances, and songs) on subjects of transition and migration:
- from Brazil to Europe—the assimilation and decolonization, experience and question of social civic integration procedures and policies within European countries; and
- the transitions and mutations in/of the body (so called feminizing hormone therapy with estrogen, progesterone, and anti-androgens; and the appropriation of diverse gender and identity technologies).
Mavi started to develop #iwannamakerevolution during her post-master at a.pass in Brussels, Belgium (2015-16). a.pass is an artistic research environment that develops research on performativity and scenography in an international artistic and educational context. She continues to research and develop #iwannamakerevolution as her core project at the Master of Voice program of Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She is also a Fellow of the Free Home University in Lecce, Italy and Queer City São Paulo, two of Musagetes’ ongoing programs.
Born in 1985 in Pacaembu in State of São Paulo, Brazil, currently lives in Amsterdam. Works transdisciplinary in different practices such as performance, dance, theatre, film, music, visual arts, trans, drag, queer, fashion and graphic design. Studied dance, theatre, music and circus through varied formal and informal training processes. Graduated in arts at State University of Londrina, Paraná, Brazil (2006-2009). Continued studies in performativity with COMO clube artist platform, São Paulo (2011-2014). Post-master in performance at A.PASS (Advanced Performance And Scenography Studies)(2014-2016), Brussels/Belgium. Participated/participates in Free Home University radical and artistic pedagogy experiment, Lecce/Italy. Currently doing Master of Voice at Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam.
Among some recent works are: the films The Get Up, directed by Daniel Favaretto and Dudu Quintanilha and the Pink Color: Los Estados Unidos del Fuego, directed by Octavio Tavares and Francisca Oyaneder. The performance projects PRIVATE ROOM, PRETA and INDUMENTARIA POPULAR. Currently developing transdisciplinary project #iwannamakerevolution, about placement and displacement, mutant and in transit bodies. Started in post-master at A.PASS and currently completing Master of Voice at Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam with collaboration and support by ArtsEverywhere/Musagetes, a Canadian philanthropic arts organisation.