Rosa & Louise

Performance, Milano - Spazio Maiocchi

H17:00 & H20:00
As part of SPRINT

Milano - Spazio Maiocchi

H17:00 & H20:00
As part of SPRINT

The performance will take place at H17:00 and will be repeated at H20:00 at Spazio Maiocchi, via Achille Maiocchi 7, Milan. The performance will be held in English, Italian and German.

Rosa & Louise – A Feminist Manifesto in Dialogues

The examination of the structures of feminist discourse forms the basis of the manifesto that is continuously rewritten by Ariane Koch and Sarina Scheidegger. The multilingual performance was shown in different stages and contexts as a performance – spoken by two performers – and as a poster edition. How can and does feminism be articulated in different cultures? How can we relate to it? Who is speaking? Who is allowed to speak? How are stereotypes and clichés reproduced and negotiated? Where are the intersections in discourse that differs depending on the national, geographic, historical, cultural, or social context in which we live – but is also similar in many ways? Where can we use the feminist perspective to establish general societal questions? How can feminism be a tool to broaden and renew history [for all of us]?

Poster design by Kambiz Shafei and screen printing by Silas Heizmann.
Performers: Anna Christen Bloom (she) & Marzella Ruegge (she).

The performance is part of the series of events organized by SPRINT in collaboration with Istituto Svizzero and will take place on the occasion of the opening of the exhibition The Most Beautiful Swiss Books at Spazio Maiocchi, to coincide with the beginning of SPRINT-Independent Publishers and Artists’ Books Salon.


Since 2012, Ariane Koch and Sarina Scheidegger have been working together in the field of performance. They write collaboratively on scripts and scores that are then interpreted by performers. The performances are shown in various places and often being interfered with printed matters into the public space. They refuse to document their work with visualizations because their main interest lies in the ephemeral moment of the performance itself. Their work was shown among others at Fotomuseum Winterthur (Winterthur), Aargauer Kunsthaus (Aarau), Kunstraum Niederösterreich (Wien), Theater Is A Must (Alexandria), Swiss Art Awards (Basel), Kunsthalle Basel (Basel), Kaserne Basel (Basel), Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin), IPA Performancefestival (Istanbul).

In accordance with current regulations, the public is required to present a Covid Green Certificate at the entrance in order to access the event. This includes one of the following:

  • • You have received the anti-COVID-19 vaccination, with proof that you have received the first dose of vaccine at least 15 days previously or that you have completed the vaccination cycle;
  • • Recovery from COVID-19 within 6 months prior to the date of the event;
  • • Present a rapid antigenic or molecular test with a negative result within 48 hours prior to admission.