I am presenting an intimate, site-specific, one-on-one performance, “Where are you going, where have you been?” at the 2nd Biennial Performance Philosophy Conference, “What Can Performance Philosophy Do?”, at SAIC (School of the Art Institute of Chicago), on April 11, 2015.
“Taking its cue from Ranciere’s notion of the distribution of the sensible, this performance introduces ruptures into the fabric of the everyday. Through a series of instructions, queries, and choices, your path unfolds. You are guided by the sound of a voice, and everything is suddenly quite strange – where are you going, where have you been?”
My performance is part of Madison Performance Philosophy Collective‘s collaborative project “Conditions that make possible: Relational Aesthetics and Psychogeography,” which involves a collage of aesthetic moments within an assemblage of mini-experiences offered by six performers: Thomas Armbrecht, K. Frances Lieder, Tomislav Longinović, Dijana Mitrović, Mark Nelson, and me. MPPC’s collaborative performance experiments with defamiliarizing participants’ experience of moving within urban terrain, taking participants out of their habitual state of mind and their automated relationship to the urban space – crosswalks, train stations, sidewalks, cafes – to open space for attention to affective and relational ties among bodies and spaces.