created and performed by Joseph Kramer and Ginger Krebs
Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery, Chicago, October 2012, 45 minutes
videography by Will Goss
sound includes a recorded excerpt by George Winston
The movement in "Sudden Enough: Every Ancestral Bugle Will Sound," consists primarily of managing, defying, preparing for and avoiding moments of decisive action or just being present. The human performers alternately work “in service of” the objects, rebel against forces larger than themselves, and dutifully endure the humiliation of social contact with the audience. Our interest in the gap between a moving body and a motivation that lies elsewhere, led us to research magic shows, ritualistic animal behavior, airport security, the physical experience of procrastination, and rehearsals by teen-aged boys for formal dances at quinceñieras.