Visual artist, dancer and choreographer lives and works in Brussels.
She holds a Master’s degree in Plastic, Visual and Spatial Arts, Drawing, Sculpture and Choreography from ISAC (Institute of Arts and Choreography).
Her research explores the intersections between artistic creation and philosophy, and questions the place of the body in the production of knowledge.
Her recent projects, between performances, installations, sculptures, and care, seek to decentralize the human, to relativize its place, to disturb the border between the living and the non-living. This general reflection on the different modes of existence leads her to explore expanded states of consciousness, alternative modes of attention. In this sense, Anastasia is currently training in fasciapulsology, a practice of laying on of hands, which proposes non-intentional relational touches. Fasciapulsology is a perpetual search for consent, a permanent appreciation of limits and expanses, a circulation between the fixed and the volatile. This approach to touch and relationship is now at the center of her work. Since 2021, she is co-founder of the collective Forest de Soin and member of the artistic cooperative En Archipel.
The show on the first evening (15th April) is a separatistic evening for people of the global majority/BIPOC. So please only book that evening if you identify with those terms. The show on the 16th of April is open for all. ---- We, Adam and Amina Seid Tahir, see how the terms BIPOC and people of color are less fortunate in their attempts of combating white supremacist andimperialistic ideologies, since they form in relation to whiteness (those ”not of color”) and therefore keeps whiteness as the norm. We rather use the term people of the global majority since we aren’t interested in identifying in relation to whiteness or white supremacy. ---- The term Global Majority was coined by Rosemary Campbell-Stephens. ”Global Majority refers to people who are Black, Asian, Brown, dual-heritage, indigenous to the global south, and or have been racialised as 'ethnic minorities’.” 1 This term was created for people of the global majority to not have to identify in relation to whiteness and to emphasize the fact that these groups make up the majority of the world’s population, specifically 80%. ---- The reason for choosing to use the term BIPOC despite this, is because we’re aware that the term people of the global majority hasn’t received as widespread attention yet. And since our main goal for this showing is to welcome our siblings from the global majority for a showing without the presence of a white colonial gaze, we choose to use the term that seems to be most commonly used in this festivals locality. ---- 1. Global Majority; Decolonising the language and Reframing the Conversation about Race” by Rosemary Campbell-Stephens, 2020