RITUALSRituals explores where contemporary performance practice meets everyday life in a time of social isolation. Can the things performers know about body-mind practices, their own interior, dealing with having a body that is perceived, dreaming, gathering, beholding, altered states, and Dionysus give meaning to these siloed days? In each installment, artists talk about their work and make a ritual offering, sharing some practice or artifact that helps blur the line between performance and life. For inquiries email Caitlyn: firstname.lastname@example.org
February 12th, 2021
THE IMPOSSIBLE REALM OF EMBODIMENTBy CAITLYN TELLA
On the work of Haruna Lee
What makes “~*real*~” theater so thrilling is the sensational feedback loop between actors and audiences, woven into the fabric of shared space and time. Unaided by the literal porousness of space that transmits breath and laughter, theater on Zoom plays out more on a psychic plane, which, actually, has its own erotic merits. Like masturbating, actors can only imagine they are being seen.