On November 11, at 3pm, the panel Tortilleras – lesbo-poetic convergences will take place at Sauna Lésbica, with Janaú, Simón Magalhães and Diana Salu, mediated by Bárbara Esmenia.
A project created by Bárbara Esmenia that seeks to promote the presence and dissemination of works by Brazilian writers and singers in conjunction with writers and singers from other parts of Abya Yala (Latin America). Created with the aim of expanding knowledge of lesbian poets and singers from this territory, Tortilleras brings together convergences and divergences in the artists’ works. In this edition, Janaú dialogues with the work of Gloria Anzaldúa (USA), Simon Magalhães with the work of Cássia Eller (Brazil) and Diana Salu with the work of Rivka (Brazil).
Janaú is an educator, multilingual visual artist and writer. She holds a Master’s degree in Education from UERJ and also works as an art critic, curator and art director. She researches language, colonial trauma and the original knowledge of Abya Yala. She is a member of the Wyka Kwara Multiethnic Association. She lives in Ubatuba, SP.
Simon Magalhães. Black, peripheral, Latin American, she learned to sing with her mother in an evangelical church. In 2014 she made her debut at the Selvática house, an artistic collective she has been part of for ten years in Curitiba, with a musical show of her own, Por quê não tem paquita preta? In her compositions, she puts all her criticism of the prejudice directed at the Black woman’s body.
diana salu doesn’t even exist / arrangement of words to invoke / presence that hasn’t existed yet / it’s delirium of will wind / throat / mouth closed / a shell in the eyes / sound without words / explosive gasp / serene decision / hole / and / suspension /
Bárbara Esmenia is a writer, playwright and wildcard of the Theater of the Oppressed. She is one of the artists in this edition of the Sauna Lésbica.
Sauna Lésbica is a collective movement for the celebration of Black lesbian and sapatão affectivities and a pleasurable, safe, and provocative space for experiencing politics, the spiritual and the profane, for loving and welcoming.
Saturday, 3 pm
Ibirapuera Park, gate 3
Av. Pedro Alvares Cabral, s/n