Studies on Squats, ongoing

Live performance (00:15:00), chair, sound with narration

Choreography, performance and text/narration: Yon Natalie Mik / Photography: Michele Caliari / Videography: Saien Tsai




 

A squatting ghost and the empty chair.

Movements question a history of gender and race 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.

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Sometimes we forget that the body is a site of its own unstable construction.

My body is always foreign to itself.

 
 
 
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Squatting is to take up space and to strike my roots down to the earth.

 
 
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The lost of our childhood squatting is an absurdity. Have we lost something in attitude as we have gained in altitude? (From “How the chair conquered the word”)