Women of the seven seas
Women of the seven seas
Itinerary

Women of the Seven Seas - a Lecture Performance

Itinerary
  • 15.04.2022

    Women of the Seven Seas is a global group of female artists, researchers, activists and seafarers working with, at and around the sea. The group has been initiated by geheimagentur and has one question in common: Will the growing number of women working at sea make a difference? Maritime patriarchy is no joke. It is a history of war, colonialism and exploitation of people and natural resources. Is there - finally - a feminist movement about to appear at sea to unite against all that? The answer is: not yet. But maybe soon.  

    in this lecture performance geheimagentur/secret agency will not just give a report of what happened so far, but will present a treatment for a blockbuster Hollywood movie about what might happen in the future, when cruise ships will go under, sea levels will rise and transgender hippies on rafts of trash will unite with the female seafarers‘ association of Nigeria to come for the rescue. 

    concept/text/performance/set – geheimagentur / secret agency

    soundtrack – Lil Twills 

    with the voices of: Koni Duniya (Female Seafarers Association of Nigeria), Nova Ruth, Francoise Vergès, Maria Ines Plaza Lazo, Jim Ismael Anton, Heike Roms und Lil Twills.

    At Teatre Lliure, Barcelona, April 15th, 6.30 pm 

    more info/tickets here.  

    Gefördert vom Fonds Darstellende Künste aus Mitteln der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien im Rahmen von NEUSTART KULTUR.

  • 15.01.2022

    ### CALL ### CALL ### CALL ###

    TO THE WOMEN* OF THE SEVEN SEAS

     

    What: 3 Weeks Residency

    Where: Hamburg Port

    When: Summer 2022

     

    The Women* of the Seven Seas Network aims to connect women from all aspects of maritime life. Our goal is to make the history, present and future of women* working on and with the seas more visible. Today, women are sailing the seas in greater numbers than ever before – as part of the service crews on cruise ships, or as captains rescuing refugees in the Mediterranean. Women* are chief officers, or managers in ports. They are activists fighting for equal rights and artists exploring hydrarchy as an alternative way of living, they are trying to reclaim ports as public spaces or are fighting for endangered maritime eco-systems. They now have their own stories to tell: stories of escapes, stories of alternative ways of living, stories of a different, liquid, order of things, stories about the fight for equal rights. Could all these stories come together in a hydrarchical feminist movement? Will the growing number of women* working at sea and on questions of maritime life make a difference? Is there a feminism of the seas? Can we build on the solidarity of women and non-binary people at sea to address maritime problems in a different way?

    The residency program is hosted by geheimagentur and allows 3-6 Women* of the Seven Seas to come to Hamburg in August 22 for a time of exchange and explorations in one of Europe’s biggest ports. The residencies will be individually planned and will include talks and presentations, as well as time for a specific exploration of the port according to your interests.

    This is an open invitation to all Women of the Seven Seas: Please apply for the residency program in Hamburg Port.

     

    You are not yet a member of the Women of the Seven Seas, but interested in the residency?  Please apply for membership first! Send us an email and tell us about yourself and your connection to the sea. If you are a researcher, a crew member, an artist, an activist, a shefaring woman of any kind: please apply. If you feel your perspective on a feminism of the seven seas should be seen, heard, witnessed: please apply

    Please send your application, including your name(s), your collective’s name (if applicable), your contact and a short description of the purpose of your residency to:

    contact@womenofthesevenseas.net

    Please send your application until 15th January 2022.

     

     

    Services for You and Your Collective:

    Travel Expenses

    Accommodation in Hamburg City for Duration of Stay

    Help with Visa Procedure (Letter of Invitation, Communication with Authorities, etc)

    Workspace

    Assistance in Hamburg City

    Access to Network

    If desired: Performance/Presentation Space

  • 22.08.2021

     

    First Shefarers' Parade of Hamburg
    Today, women are sailing the seven seas in greater numbers than ever before. As shefarers, activists, artists and researchers, they are exploring hydrarchy as an alternative way of living, trying to reclaim ports as public spaces, they fight for decolonisation, sea rescue, fair trade and endangered maritime eco-systems.

    The patriarchal history of the seas is characterised by war, colonialism and exploitation. Hamburg Port is a part of this patriarchal tradition, and up until today Hamburg Port Authority, Eurogate and Hapag Lloyd remain predominantly male organizations. Only very slowly, maritime gender relations start to shift: Is there an alternative, feminist take on the sea and the port?

    The first Shefarers‘ Parade of Hamburg wants to send out a signal: Prepare the flare guns and the synchronised swimmers brigade! With a parade of ships, boats and rafts we will sail from the Bille to the city and back. Along the way, we will stop for action, music and a rubber boat ballet. In the Hafencity, we will open a feminist ship welcoming station and at the end we will hijack the Peking for a female captains‘ dinner. Or something like this. Wanna sail with us? Send us a message! contact@womenofthesevenseas.net

    Together we want to make the presence of women* at sea and in the port visible, we want to fight discrimination, and we want to respond - as shefarers – to maritime questions in local and international contexts. Women*, non-binary people and collectives with female* majorities are invited to join - with or without their own boat, ship or raft.

    The first Shefareres‘ Parade Hamburg is initiated by geheimagentur collective. In projects like the Alternative Cruise Ship Terminal AKT (2015), PORTS (2016), Access Points and FREE PORT Baakenhöft (2017), geheimagentur has campaigned for a Right to the Sea & the Port.

    More information: geheimagentur.net 
    documentary by Cylix: https://vimeo.com/641641545

     

  • 08.08.2021

    8. August, 14.00 – 18.30 CEST 

    This symposium brings together women from different aspects of maritime life. It marks the launch of womenofthesevenseas.net, this online-platform which aims to connect female artists, researchers and professionals from around the world working on and with the water. 

    Today, women are sailing the seas in greater numbers than ever before. As shefarers, activists, artists and researchers, they are exploring hydrarchy as an alternative way of living, trying to reclaim ports as public spaces, they fight for decolonisation, sea rescue, fair trade and endangered maritime eco-systems.

    This is new. While women have fought with considerable success for gender equality on land, the maritime world seems far behind. The history of the seas is almost exclusively a history of men. And it‘s characterised by war, colonialism and exploitation. Change is needed. Women of the Seven Seas want to support this change. Together we want to make the presence of women* at sea more visible and respond to maritime questions in local and international contexts.

    The symposium will be held in English and is open to everyone, free of charge. 

    Program: 

    2 pm - introduction by geheimagentur 

    2.30 pm – contribution by Françoise Vergès 

    3 pm - interview with Female Seafarers' Association of Nigeria (FESAN) 

    3.30 pm - conversation Françoise Vergès / FESAN / geheimagentur

    4 pm - break 

    4.30 pm - contribution by Giuditta Vendrame

    5 pm - contribution by Constance Hockaday 

    5.30 pm - contribution by Nova Ruth

    followed by conversation Giuditta Vendrame / Constance Hockaday / Nova Ruth /geheimagentur 

    Join the Zoom Webinar here. 

    Meeting-ID: 814 5946 9114

    Kenncode: 85q%YytzXT

  • 24.03.2021

    Our first Women of the Seven Seas meeting! Spanning the planet from 10 am in the morning till 1 am in the night. We were so excited to start the conversations around a feminism of the seas! Looking forward to more meetings!

     

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Women of the Seven Seas aim to connect women from all aspects of maritime life
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TO THE WOMEN* OF THE SEVEN SEAS

 

What: 3 Weeks Residency

Where: Hamburg Port

When: Summer 2022

Giuditta Vendrame

Giuditta Vendrame. Artist, Designer, Researcher.

What water does to our brains

The water, like any of the larger intangible un-holdable natural systems --like sky and weather, will teach you things that will take you forever to learn on land. 

Exterritory Project Cargo
Diagram

CAMP

Interview with FESAN, July 2021

Interview with FESAN

1. Hamburger Seefrauenparade / Shefarers' Parade Hamburg
Mutiny on the Bivalvia - interview with a seafarer

radio play by Nadja Abt, 2021

constance hockaday

constance hockaday

Giuditta Vendrame
1. My Ancestors Were Sailors/ Nenek Moyangku Seorang Pelaut (By Ibu Sud)

a text by Nova Ruth 

2. Many years ago, composer Ibu Sud wrote Nenek Moyangku Seorang Pelaut as a cheery song for children.

a text by Nova Ruth 

water gives and takes life

a text by Kristin Samir Jaibi Loren du Pon

engine at sea

on board of the Sea-Watch by Kristin Feddersen 

Black Water
Country of the Sea

by CAMP

AMONG SEAFARERS

ongoing work based on researches about seafaring, ships and harbours

3. My grandmother, Soetinah, grew up on the coast of Pare-pare, South Sulawesi, ...

a text by Nova Ruth 

From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf

by CAMP

Nova Ruth
4. As kids, we were even told that when we went to the beach, we shouldn’t wear green,...

a text by Nova Ruth 

Kristin Feddersen
Lembayung

music by Nova Ruth 

Shaina Anand

Filmmaker and Artist, CAMP

Female Seafarers' Association of Nigeria

FESAN

geheimagentur
Exterritory Project
Nadja Abt
Mary Mattingly
SWALE
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