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Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to perform a
valvalval choreography? i mean like to be inside the bodily
experience of val? Well, i want to give you a little peek into what
i see, hear, smell, perceive, touch and taste when i am performing.
So here is a short clip taken by a GoPro camera that was strapped
to my head in the Offline Onsite Hookups performance for
Experimental Dance Week Aotearoa / Pride Festival in February.
i was performing in the bushes around the corner from Basement
Theatre and in behind Kang Nam Station. i was performing for the
patch of bush more so than the humans actually, who gathered on the
other side of the security fence, though i knew youse were there. i
had the most AMAZING encounters in my slow roll down the hill -
with old rotting shoes, spider webs, broken glass, rusty pipes, and
the thickest patch of weedy vines that held me with such
complicated tenderness for an intense period of time…
it was a pretty cool experience actually. and as performance
material i feel pretty happy with it too… This is the kind of
material I'll be testing at "sacred sites" in Ireland on my trip. i
want to drop a bit deeper into a close listening with the spaces i
encounter - moving with the trace of queer ancestors and pagan
healing knowledge. We'll see how that goes eh, I'll let you know.