Hand Held Devices 2014

Encuentro Tents

Hand Held Devices- Body Politic, a public private street intervention.

Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, New York University and Concordia University,Montreal, Quebec.  Encuentro, MANIFEST! Choreographing Social Movements in the Americas

Handheld Devices- Body Politic uses the functionality of the smartphone to invert the now-common dynamics of distance created in a screen-mediated culture. The performance space is a simple portable wardrobe structure or tent, housing two people—performer and audience. The phones depict the skin beneath the clothes of the performer, as the performers’ bodies become geographic sites, being excavated, exposed, mediated and re-imagined by the use of accompanying text and storytelling.