EVERY FOUR YEARS
How does fear impact the way you move? What constitutes movement enforcing fear? What denotes fearless movements? Every Four Years considers how cultures of fear reenforce values that form identity through embodiment.
This participatory lecture performance analyzes ways one reinhabits ‘self’ through other cultures at different times and in several places. In this context place is virtual, physical, and psychological.
The performative intervention considers to what extent is mimesis subversion or reiteration. It analyzes parallels and discontinuities between embodying both aggressor and martyr, arguing that this hybridization consolidates fear and fearlessness, therefore, creating another presence or performance quality.
This project was first commissioned by Mare Culturale Urban in Milan, Italy.
One of the video artworks in Every Four Years was screened in the group exhibition, Parallel Screens, curated by Brunno Silva at 1805 Gallery. The video artwork commemorated the ten year anniversary of the Green Movement in Iran.
Before the video art was installed in a gallery space it was screened on a rooftop of a hotel in downtown San Diego, California.
Every Four Years is a work-in-progress.