'Night Soil / Economy of Love' solo by Melanie Bonajo

AKINCI is proud to announce Melanie Bonajo's solo show, Night Soil / Economy of Love, with a lush and sensuous opening on

Saturday 12th of September, 5 - 7 pm.

The enticing title Night Soil / Economy of Love refers to Bonajo's (1978, NL) newest film in her trilogy Night Soil. Whereas the first part of the trilogy, Night Soil / Fake Paradise (2014), explores the cultural affect of hallucinogens and human connection to nature, Night Soil / Economy of Love (2015) portrays a Brooklyn-based movement of female sex workers, regarding their work as a way for women to reclaim power in a male-dominated pleasure zone; their mission being to rearrange sexual conventions and ideas about intimacy itself. Vivid imagery is accompanied by a spoken score, revealing Bonajo's vision on contemporary spirituality and expectations surrounding gender roles by playful, sensual, and feminist-driven means. In a world where a swipe to the right on a smartphone can grant access to supermarket sex, where social media tend to create an alternate form of loneliness, and where we are increasingly disconnected from the physical world, Bonajo questions the complex relationships that exist within and without the natural world, challenging the traditional notions that divide nature, people, and technology. She looks to environmental activism and, in particular, how that activism is leveraged illegally against global capitalism.

12 September - 17 October, 2015

Lijnbaansgracht 317, Amsterdam

Melanie Bonajo, Night Soil, 20…

Melanie Bonajo