Sexy Creature and a Bored Sun
Sexy Creature and a Bored Sun, performance, 08:00 min, Arebyte Gallery, London, 2017 | Part of There is an Ocean on the Moon, a night of performance curated by Ezra Jude
The performance piece has two main layers. Firstly, a creature – performed by five men of different height, wearing a sexy satin fabric costume, and naked underneath – is trying to move as a unit, oddly circling the gallery space. A feminine bored sun is moving a big yellow Pilates' ball, illustrating sunset and sunrise movements. From time to time, the sun gets bored from the routine of the universe, while the creature is struggling to keep on moving.
Secondly, the meta-layer: the whole performance is actually the making of a video in real-time. I, as the director, intervene with the performance from time to time, confusing the audience, re-staging the performers, moving them around, and making the same scene over and over again, so that I will eventually have enough footage to work with.
Photographer: Paul Chapellier