Festivals: M:ST 7.
“Something we consumed for fun because we were bored and in so dying” is a durational one-woman task-action comedic tragedy, as well as a collection show-and-tell. The performed gestures are embodied and activate a dynamic situation through the use of projected images, cassette recordings, love letters, balloons, milk, soda, pushpins, masking tape and a microwave. Repetition and interaction are used to render what is initially read as quirky and cute into obsession, drive and need. Out of the novel emerges the abject. A narrative of illness, mourning, and love is manifested while delineating a politic of the body working to bear the complexity of its own history.
Photo Credit: Henry Chan, FADO