Studies on Squats: An artifact of corporeal history and the empty chair (live performance)
July 18, 2019 (20:00 - 22:30)
Studies on Squats: An artifact of corporeal history and the empty chair 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.
The performance is part of lip/s, a group show, curated by Rina Nakano and Saien Tsai, presenting films and performances at Treptow Ateliers Berlin.
Caligo - Documenting Love (live performance & installation)
June 12, 2019 (15:00 - 18:00 and midnight)
Caligo - Documenting Love is a birthday present to you who once said that written words can be a testimony of our feelings. I made a dance because I don’t write letters. An afterlight of longings, the body is in pain, wrapped in mist and earthy air it gives testimony to all the things you never saw.
The passerby is invited to pause, watch and listen to the sounds by using the QR Code that connects to the project's website. Caligo is a free performance that takes place inside a glass cabinet at the Berlin Kleistpark subway station.
The performance was supported through an the exhibition and exchange program B-LA CONNECT and was part of a performance art sereis STRATIGRAPHY SEQUENCE curated by Katie Shanks (ARLA) and hosted by A-Trans (Isolde Nagel).
Black Odonata II (live performance)
May 30, 2019 (22:22 - 23:23)
Black Odonata II aims to document how ghostly memories of Ohaguro have molded our gaze and deformed our bodies. Mostly known under its Japanese name Ohaguro, the term refers to a largely vanished ancient Asian tradition, namely a beauty ritual of blackening teeth. The ghost of Black Odonata returns as a dragonfly nymph. Four short dances tell the story from the perspective of the four life cycle stages of a dragonfly. Black Odonata I was performed at CAI, Los Angeles in the summer of 2018.