Created/Performed by: The DoMystics (Monique Blom/Arantxa Araujo)
AIOP Festival:BODY New York, NY 2018
(Un)Folding focuses on the idea of presence -
the female body being in space -
an installation and movement based ritual
performance exploring the idea of wholeness.
As female performers, we purpose to
sufficiency/inadequacy of women
in their roles as myths makers,
and caretakers of the world
that surrounds us.
This durational piece took place along
14th Str. (New York) exploring the
survival mechanism of BEING women
and the daily task of BEING enough.
We embodied existence without letting
our daily tasks define who we are as women.
In a collaborative performance using
repetition and mirroring techniques
we gave and received
using our bodies multiplying/UNFOLDING
to uncover the maintenance required in simply BEING.
Our daily actions of survival have become
the invisible maintenance required in
creating a valued quality of life.
We seek to make visible the unseen,
unnoticed, and unperceived. We strive
to embody simply BEING as an action
of reciprocity. In this action we bring
light to gender equality issues and
remember those that have been lost
due to gendered violence.
We perform these tasks as Freedoms.
Freedom of choice, freedom of expression,
freedom from social construct.
Film Credit: Karl Cooney