December 15, 2016 at Dancemakers Centre for Creation (Toronto)
Choreography and Performance by Andrea Spaziani
Projection video by Allen Ferguson
Sound by the Heimalich Manoeuvre (A. Spaziani, A. Ferguson, Lena Bergisdottir, and Camilla Munck)
This Desiring Pony is performed by the alter ego SCHPANDO. She materialized as a voice that brings consciousness to the unconscious of A Spaziani. She speaks indirectly, through technology, and performatively, in an attempt to improvise new forms that attend to the present moment as it is being listened to. She’s a character in a constant state of surrender, wearing the affects around her for the split second of their intensity. She is a strange mirror, reflective of the data of each moment. She questions how to be in the world by shining a light on the immediate affects of its force. She is ‘human’ only insofar as the definition holds. She is constantly morphing and slipping out from under the constraint of language, turning its meaning into malleable material for its own annihilation. She is a representation of how to perceive the present as both incomplete and novel, and how to get out of a constraint by going deeper into its particularities.
This work is for accessing the courage to keep going.