Moscow, Russia3 April 2020
Our new project called MY-BODY-IS-YOUR-BODY is a digital performance where we are thinking on the subject of time, the everyday state of reality, cyber communication and layered physicality. Who are we today and who creates us? Which creature is an animal at dawn, a person at noon, and a cyborg at dusk, passing through the stages of the genetic programs of the brain, techno-cultural software, reaching the state of the tertiary schizom program?
In connection with the latest events, we all found ourselves in a new space of bodies, movements and communication. I’m, as a performance artist, fond of working with new formats and experimenting with conditions - of course, like most of us, I found myself in a kinda depressing situation - I lost / postponed 3 performances, 2 paid work, a trip to Canada, Croatia and Belgium, in question and Berlin (june). And now I’m in Russia. I want to continue.
WHAT WILL BE: I’m, Katya Bondar, will give my body, my body interface to you for use: at exactly 14:00 Moscow time I cease to exist as a person, and I give you the right to dispose of my body through the DISCORD program, you can connect to my server / = / to my ears and broadcast your commands / instructions to actions. (I will hear you through the headphones). Thus, I suggest you play a game where I (a living person) will consciously be the skin for the performance period.
AVATAR: Katya Bondar, height 169, weight 50 kg, age 23 years, queer, performance artist, superpower - dance, eating 3 times a day, coffee is limited to 2 cups / day, after each meal you must go to the toilet.
WHERE: instagram @ne_katya_ne_bondar - there will be a live STREAM, where it will be possible to monitor my movement and actions. For commands, use the DISCORD app - the link to performance server will hang in the BIO. Discord app should be downloaded, simple registration is needed for authorization.
WHEN: 14:00 - 18:00 (Moscow time)
INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMMANDS: we advise you to choose the most capacious actions: “GO DIRECTLY”, “SAY HI TO THE WOMAN WITH A DOG”, “COLLECT ALL THE GARBAGE FROM YOU”, “ASK IF YOUR NEIBOURS NEED HELP FROM 74 APARTMENT”, “SIT IN THE METRO AND GO TO THE BELARUSSKAYA STATION”, “DANCE”, “START TALKING YOURSELF ABOUT CORONOVIRUS” and so on. The skin will execute them one after another, respectively, every time you say a command – WRITE DOWN it also in the chat so that the newly joined participants of the game see the flow of actions. Accordingly, users are also monitoring the health of the skin - basic needs is important! Remember that the body is human and it needs everything the same as your body. If for some reason you are sitting at home and you need food, you can also make long-term teams - however, break long-term orders into small ones, so we can work more efficiently.
LIVE STREAM WILL BE MADE by beautiful Natasha, she can also change the focus of what is happening - move away / approach, you can comment on live stream in instagram - if you want to contact her.
TO SUM IT UP: YOU CAN SEE THE GAME THROUGH THE LIVE STREAM INSTAGRAM, HEAR AND READ, AND GIVE COMMANDS IN THE DISORD PROGRAM.
LET’S HAVE A LOOK WHERE THE BOUNDARY OF OUR EXPERIMENT/PERORMANCE AND REALITY/ WILL BE!
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