I AM A POTTED PALM - a series of performance/video/installation
Created + Performed by - Stephanie Acosta
NOTE: As a multipart roaming installation and performance please note there are moments of seen and unseen choreographies, and the use of distance, veiling, duration, sensory stimulation combined to create an environment as well as an event. This documentation is an attempt to capture these moments.
Festival - IN>TIME16 , Chicago's Winter Performance Biennial
Documentation by - Emily Eddy
Venue - Dfbrl8r Performance Gallery
I Am A Potted Palm is a 2 part performance event, an accidental collection, part of an evolving series of performance and video works for the series Is This What You Wanted, confronting issues of self tokenizing and the sanctity of sincerity in identity work.
As part of IN>TIME I Am A Potted Palm will manifest in two parts, first on February 6th (3-6p) as a durational meditation on the limpieza espiritual, or spiritual cleansing, engaging elements of the hybrid spiritual practices and creating a microclimate amidst Slant, a sound installation by Ethan Rose at Regards Gallery. This durational action will continue with the artist delivering each palm in a trek to Defibrillator gallery. On February 8th (7p) an evening length performance amongst the palms, including moving image, objects, actions, light oceans, and fuchsia skies.
This is a 5m excerpt of the activated performance by the artist which took place within the installation/environment. Materials include: 10 potted palms from the artists home zipcode, salt, books, 3 projectors, radio, tape players, salt, slides, blue tarps, 2 rolling walls, 2 burner hot plate, cafe bustelo, 2 cafeteras, light gels, etc.