Phoebe Davies

Temporäres Nagelstudio im Festivalzentrum

Event / Action / Happening / Party / Walk / Intervention / Premiere in German-speaking countries


26.9.2015 – 28.9.2015 & 
1.10.2015 – 3.10.2015, 
14:00 – 21:00

24.9.2015, 14:00 – 18:00
Arche Noah 11

25.9.2015, 14:00 – 18:00
Palais Attems
Open Talks
27.9.2016, 16:00 – 17:30
Wie man zurückpfeift - Methoden, Tools und Einzeiler.
Der Workshop zeigt, wie frau Belästigungen auf der Straße Paroli bieten kann
1.10.2015, 18:00 – 20:00
Frauen haben was zu sagen!
Ein Abend über die Aktivitäten, Kampagnen und Initiativen von Frauen- und Aktivistinnengruppen aus der ganzen Stadt
3.10.2015, 15:00 – 17:00
Zwischen den Laken - Alle Fragen sind erlaubt.
Eine Session in Sexualerziehung über Beziehungen, Einverständnis und sexualisierte Bildsprache

Festivalzentrum im GrazMuseum

Production specifics
Erstaufführung im deutschsprachigen Raum

Produktion Artsadmin

Mit Unterstützung durch die National Lottery & Arts Council England

In Zusammenarbeit mit Mafalda, tag.werk, Girls Gangs Over Graz & Nagelstudio French Kiss

Together with young women from Graz, British artist Phoebe Davies opens a temporary, feminist nail bar at the festival centre.

For years British artist Phoebe Davies has been exploring role models and the everyday relationship of young women to feminism and gender inequality. “Influences” – a project between nail studio and feminist salon – evolved in this context. A meeting place where the focus is not just on beautiful fingernails and good style, but also on the question of how political pop culture mainstream can be. For the project, Phoebe Davies collaborated with young women in Graz to research social, political and very personal stories, experiences and, above all, biographies of women who serve as role models beyond the mainstream.

They developed a series of printed nail designs (or nailwraps) on the basis of their findings. These fingernail-sized portraits will be available free of charge at the temporary nail bar in the festival centre. During the manicure and application of the nailwraps, the young women from Graz talk about the history and significance of the woman depicted on the particular nailwrap, but also about their own experiences and attitudes. The nail studio also serves as a venue for talks and discussions with invited guests.

Künstlerin / Künstler / Gruppe: Phoebe Davies