Studies on Squats (An artifact of corporeal history and the empty chair) , 2019

Live performance (00:12:00), chair, sound.

Choreography, performance, sound: Yon Natalie Mik / Photography: Michele Caliari / Videography: Saien Tsai

Studies on Squats presents a movement inquiry on embodied gender, race and colonialism through the lens of the technological invention of the chair and the squatting position, also known as the Asian squat, Slav squat or prison pose. The live performance presents a documentation of an image found in the internet showing a rosewood 16th century Chinese chair and its relationship to a squatting ghost next to it.


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