Performance film in collaboration with Moses Ward
This performance is an effort to navigate to our sudden separation, our reality of social distancing & the problematisation of touch because of the pandemic. As well, reimagining our visibility as POC & performing artists whose practices rely on community, the live moment & social encounter.
Filmed separately under the rules of distancing & no-contact in Fordham Park -- and later rewoven using digital means -- in this work we look at creating layers of contact & haptic connection while performing in separate temporalities.
***Warning: this video contains stroboscopic effects throughout. Those with photosensitivity please be advised.
October 2020 | 'How to be together again' with Deptford X
Performance & choreography: Monica Tolia & Moses Ward
Filming: Phoenix Tanner
Editing: Monica Tolia
Sound composition: Moses Ward