Corie McGowan (Silicare) – The Performance Bar
The Performance Bar is a Transformable performance object that incorporates a bar, a musical organ, a bath and a stage. The Performance Bar is an initiative set up by Daan Draait and Studio Borstlap.
Fri 21.00 / 02.00
Sat 21.00 / 02.00
COME EARLY TO SEE ALL THE PERFORMANCES
+ get a discount on the entrance fee if you come before ten!
Entrance: 2 euro between 21.00 and 22.00 / 5 euro after 22.00
Pin Only at the bar!
Route: Boomgaardsstraat 69
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Silicare ® is about exploring the commodification of health, within the framework of a cynical, and dryly comical narrative. A.I driven ‘smart’ care and digital GP’s; the boundaries of physical and digital healthcare have become blurred with algorithmic advertising infiltrating and subverting reality. Rising levels of hypochondria, the privatization of healthcare, and the doom of ‘health’ becoming a luxury product become central focus points.
London based artist Corie McGowan fuses together a combination of crafted objects alongside moving image. Spanning a fictional narrative playing upon anthropological themes from intersectional feminism to medical care and cyborgs; with interest in the alienation of the body and the politics of technology. Ultimately, works present an alternative reality, where consumerism has gone so far into itself that it has become unwittingly a parody.
Performances by The Performance Bar
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We hope people of all genders, abilities, ages, cultures and sexualities feel welcome at The Performance Bar. As such, any form of discrimination, sexual intimidation or any form of aggression will not be tolerated.
We wish to make The Performance Bar a SAFE, welcoming and fun space for visitors, employees and performers alike. If at any time you are made to feel unsafe during a Performance Bar event please let a employee know or email us. Any concern brought to our attention will be taken seriously and addressed immediately.
The Performance Bar
Want something different from your trip to inner city Rotterdam? Bored of eating bijou-consumer foodstuffs and pissed off with walking past pop-ups you never go into? Feel like you’re in a human crocodile that just offers a never ending walk past shiny new buildings?
Come and experience the rising creative wave at the top end of the Boomgaardsstraat. There’s a secret world of fun, creation and avant-garde activities for you to discover.
Welcome to the Performance Bar!
This transformable stage/bar blurs the boundaries between café and theatre, bar and stage, artist and audience. The Performance Bar presents all kinds of acts that span across every category of art and entertainment.
Meet an android who wants to feed you “the awkward fuel of the universe”. Experience Rotterdam’s Gabber legacy like you were part of it back in the day. Gasp at a golden-painted, bubble-blowing lady. Oh, and don’t forget to order that inviting-looking Drag Queen Anger Piss special drink at the bar. The Performance Bar operates like a good massage. The process can sometimes hurt, especially where you feel a bit stiff, but you will always walk out with a more flexible mind and body.
The Performance Bar is an internationally acclaimed travelling performance concept that moonlights as a bar. We get around. We’ve been invited to represent Rotterdam in Torino, Hull, Leeuwarden and Berlin. How lucky it is that you can visit us every week in Rotterdam.