Shopot 2015

performance

Shopot (like its predecessor MurMure) is a performance where musicians play from inside a wall. They wear, as it were, a wall. Performed in Shanghai, Marrakech and Moscow, the work was born from an interest in thinking about the ubiquitous, near constant performances of self we maintain and enact in our networked reality. This sustained performance manifests as the subject always wanting to inhabit the space of the foreground, to be gazed upon. In contrast to this constant management of our profile, this performance attempts to use concealment as a methodology to contradict this trend. Perhaps it also hints at the strange contradiction between the anonymity of the producers of these objects that we use to perform these public selves, versus the innate desire within the selfie to be known, to be recognized.