Black Madonna for President - PhMuseum

Black Madonna for President

Ingrid Firmhofer

2017 - Ongoing

A simple but very common definition of feminism is "equality between men and women". But we don't want to be equal to men. We want

• to live our male characteristics like anger without being called hysterical or furious and assertiveness and ferocity without being classified as too masculine,

• the female values (Yin) to be appreciated again: sensuality, devotion, vulnerability, intuition, wisdom&age, and connection,

• that eroticism is seen as a sacred source of creation and creativity that takes place when Yin and Yang meet.

Connection means the connectedness of everything with everything, e.g. to nature, to men, to oneself and to one's own feelings, which are in the body. Capitalism separates using racism and sexism. The aim of the project is to create awareness to the toxic shame on these aspects. I devote this project to the women who are affected by both racism and sexism and to whom we owe sex-positive feminism: some black female dancehall and Hip Hop artists.

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  • THE IMMACULATE BLOODY CONCEPTION

    “You have even placed a sin on sex/
    Sayin mary was a virgin all her life." (Mutabaruka);
    Trisha, Jamaica

  • DIAMONDS

    "Does my sexiness upset you? Does it come as a surprise that I dance like I´ve got diamonds at the meeting of my thighs?” ( Maya Angelou); Passa Passa Dancehall Queens, Kingston, Tivoli Gardens, Jamaica

  • LUMBALÚ – ADIÓS BATATA

    Spiritual meeting with Paulino Salgado Valdez, known as Batata, who just passed away; Lumbalú: Funeral Ritual of nine days of drumming and dancing in the Colombian village of San Basilio de Palenque, Colombia

  • TOGETHER WE RISE

  • I SURRENDER TO MY WILD HEART´S BEAT

  • YOU SHOUD NEVER APOLOGIZE FOR THE WAY YOU NEED TO BE LOVED

    Sarah-Lena Brieger, Dancer, Germany (dares to have her full name published)

  • THE EROTIC

    “We tend to think of the erotic as an easy, tantalizing sexual arousal. I speak of the erotic as the deepest life force, a force which moves us toward living in a fundamental way.” (Audre Lorde); Sarah, yoga teacher BDY/EYU, Germany

  • LOST IN THE WONDERFUL SENSATION OF TOUCH

    Nina, womb dancer, Germany

  • MOTHER EARTH, I FEEL YOU …HOLD ME

    Nina, womb dancer, Germany

  • THE THIRD EYE

    "The third eye is no more sacred than the asshole." (Dane Tomas); Andrea, Germany

  • FREE LOVE AND MORAL RESPONSIBILITY

    "Men have always controlled women’s sexuality in order to make sure that only the man’s own offsprings inherit the man’s property. This started when humanity began to think that you can own land and nature … and women." (Ingrid Firmhofer)

  • DANCING BAUBO

    "Demeter, who, distraught at the rape and loss of her daughter Persephone, wandered the earth and caused all earthly fertility to cease. Finally, Demeter encountered the dancing Baubo, who lifted her skirt, revealing her vulva and making the goddess laugh. This gesture and Demeter´s delight resulted in the return of the Green – earthy fertility" (Lubell); Silvana, Conscious Dance Facilitator

  • FREE FINANCIALLY INDEPENDENT WOMAN

    Afra, Germany

  • "WALDEN" (Thoreau)

    Silke, Germany

  • SURRENDER

    Silke, Germany

  • WE ALL COME FROM THE SEA

  • IT FELT LIKE PRAYING

    "I danced out my pain...It felt like praying, like flying." (Christie Watson)

  • VULNERABILITY AND CONNECTEDNESS

    The deep pain of being separated overwhelms me, the old tendency to retreat is there and new is the courage to show myself with it. Tears flow on the lap of the women - peace and connectedness are the gift. The hand, the grass, the sun caress me.; Christina Diana

  • FEMALE POWER

    Female power and the self are neither the denial of men nor the alienation of her strength. Female power is loyalty to oneself, one’s soul, body and its instincts.; Elvira, Body Therapist, Russia

  • "BLOOD COMING OUT OF HER WHEREVER" (Trump)

    Trump suggesting that Megyn Kelly, a presenter for Fox News, was being critical of him because she was on her period.


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