Taking Up Space is an investigation into the myriad of overlapping forces through which a body asserts itself. Using shape-shifting idiomatic language, affect, and the power of entitlement—performers, the gallery, and the sounds they produce all become objects in space. Simultaneously fragile and intrusive, large balloons filled with hot air from a series of performed environmental interventions, become an acoustically bombastic stand-in for the body—tender balls. The gallery itself is amplified and disoriented through the playing of itself as feedback loops through a heterogeneous assortment of props, sculptures, or road-blocks through which the audience roams.
June 27th, 7 PM, 2014
PART 1 – WRITING THE WORDS / SPEAKING THE WORDS
PART 2 – LEARNING THE WORDS
PART 3 – PLAYING THROUGH (TRANSDUCERS ON OBJECTS)
PART 4 – FEEDBACK THROUGH
Performed by Mariana Valencia, Lydia Okrent and Jules Gimbrone