UN-BEER SONATA

MOVEMENT-BASED PERFORMANCE, 2013

HUNGER FOLLIES

CHICKEN PIECE

In Accumulation – Influx 32 movement tension builds up a ritualized confrontation with my memories. The live performance occurs after the “en passant” screening of a video that records my action of writing a letter to the man who is the suspect to murder a brother of mine. Passed 5 years of his imprisonment–and more than 13 years of my brother’s death–, the writing on video releases a silent monologue and its broken tempo, full of pauses and restarts; The dance, by its turn, reveals constriction, sobriety, and self-control. The result can be read as a martial/funeral ritual influenced by the duality of references from my deceased brother and his potential traitor.

32 is the number of days since I started crafting the structure shared with the audience at the Judson Church in the Spring 2013.

CREDITS

Conceived and performed by Cristiane Bouger

Martial Costume Designed by Babatunde Ajiboye

Cinematography by Flemming Fynsk

Sound Design by Cristiane Bouger and Steve Fontaine

 

Special thanks to K.J. Holmes, Larissa Brandão, and KÁVÉ Espresso Bar and Event Space (Bushwick), where the video was filmed.

PERFORMANCES

NEW YORK CITY, USA

2015 The photos, video, and costume were shown in the exhibition The Nudity Is Not Malicious – Video Performance, Photography and Documentation, as part of Bushwick Open Studios, June 5–7, 2015.

 

2013 Chez Bushwick Presents 2night Show with Movement Research Artists-in-Residence. Center for Performance Research – CPR, Brooklyn, May 9–10, 2013.

 

2013 Movement Research at the Judson Church series, May 6, 2013.

FUNDS

This performance was made possible, in part, through the Movement Research Artist-in-Residence Program, funded, in part, by the Davis/Dauray Family Fund and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.