From Saturday, November 3, 1pm to Sunday, November 4, 1pm
The performance will be accessible to the public on the Saturday, November 3rd, from 1pm to 5pm, and the Sunday, November 4th, from 11am to 1pm
You can follow the progression of the performance here.
at Studio XX
Artist: Hannah Kaya
This process-based and durational piece proposes acts of (re)poesis as a strategy for self-healing. Using only the words present in two textual accounts of a traumatic incident, the artist will create a third “new” text. The artist will live and sleep with the text in the festival space in a methodical and ritualistic process of reciprocal re-making. As these two texts collide and are transformed, the artist undergoes simultaneous self-metamorphosis—marking both her psyche and her body-as-text through repetitive gesture, memetic imprint, and embodied memory. This project takes up questions of success and failure, technologies of healing and transformation, and pokes into the ocularity within call-out culture and the benefits/limitations of public-ness. The work aims to lay bare the messy work of self-refashioning, the strategies employed by survivors, and the often hidden, unglamorous work of healing.