The Body Free and Powerful: Olivia Laing: Antidote 2022
Accessible Performances • 1h 0m
Presented as part of Antidote 2022
Live-broadcast from The Playhouse Theatre, Sydney Opera House
Sunday, 11 September 2022
This talk is recommended for ages 15+
Auslan and Live Captioned
The body is the arena where power and politicised control play out. Join Olivia Laing as she examines how bodies encounter oppression and resistance, and reshape the world.
The body can experience pleasure and pain. It can be vulnerable to disease, exposed to hatred and to forces that dominate. Yet it’s also a source of power. It is the agent of our resistance and continuing fight for freedoms – civil rights, gay rights, feminism, the right to choose and the defence of integrity. British essayist, art critic and journalist Olivia Laing's latest book, Everybody, draws from the lives of Nina Simone, Andrea Dworkin and Malcolm X to explore the body and its discontents.
In a time when bodily autonomy is challenged around the world, she joins us via video for an insightful investigation of culture and politics. Don't miss this chance to re-discover the body as a source of power and ultimately freedom.
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