TO DISAPPEAR AND SHAKE THE EARTH, ALL THE WHILE (2021-ongoing)
An experimental and speculative performance that picks apart scales of vulnerability and power that come with in(visibility). In this heightened state of performance and witnessing, perhaps the ultimate goal is to explode the body, to divert / skirt the gaze. What constitutes the persona - the details of the costume? the affect? the gesture? the voice? a demonstration of skill and athleticism? A hyper-visibility? Can we ever really know her?
How is the invisible embodied? How does it vibrate? What does its action feel like? An exercise in testing and harnessing the elasticity of opacities as a cataclysmic behavior.
This multi-channel video-performance involves a camera streaming through Zoom, a chest-strapped, GoPro streaming through Twitch, a green screen suit, and a sound composition featuring original text.
don’t take your eyes off of me
I came a long way
to find you
watch me, now watch me
watch me, closely
be careful - you won’t want to miss this
watch as I
t r e m b l e
look at me, closely
I've come a long way
made to be seen
yours, for the taking
she brings herself to center stage
someone, give us a witness
before, before she vanishes
the glimmer that glosses over your iris
and hits the back of your eye
el brillo de tus ojos
her only purpose is to burn as bright as the sun
and set ablaze the gaze reflected by her skin
she's come a long way -
is it possible, to disappear
to disappear and still, see you?
is it possible to disappear and have you feel me?
is it possible to disappear and break the wind with my body?
is it, possible to disappear entirely,
and shake the earth all the while