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I asked the audience to close one eye Blackwood Gallery, Toronto Running with Concepts; The Choreography Edition
I asked the audience to close one eye Blackwood Gallery, Toronto Running with Concepts; The Choreography Edition
2016

A performed cartography, a coming-into-form of personal/ political latencies of love, genetic misgivings, and animate/inanimate relations.

Excerpt of performance score:
I start by introducing the red t-shirt folded in front of me/ I announce it will be my friend O for the time being / I put on the t-shirt/ O’s partner is introduced to the audience / I hug them /
A pause / They introduce themselves and their work / I ask the audience to close one eye / I introduce my father to O's partner, they shake hands./
My father will start to dance a small dance / A 1943 photo of O’s great Uncle Beyrish is shown, and his story told / I scroll through the documents of a sperm donor / My father stands up, O’s partner stands up, and they are asked to shake hands.