Part of Run Theater: Verbatim Bodies Workshop
Bút means pencil.
There was no concept before the act of picking up the pencil.
The meaning was created during, not before the action.
"Ba" was supposed to be a presentation of movement. Paradoxically, it became movements that represent failures to move.
"Ba" means "father". The attempt was to bring myself back to the feeling of grief buried after years since my father's departure. The photos I looked at on the door were of his.
I didn't know what would happen.
I knew I was being observed.
I knew I was to form a movement.
And that was all there was.
In response to
reading Ocean Vuong's
"self portrait as exit wounds"
Performance in text
In response to DICTEE
These days I think about that border between moments, seconds, a blink, an edge of a cliff
which would come first
our intention to create meaning
with our bodies, our words, our looks
something else worthy of more than a labeling, describing word
call it an urge, a compel, a drive, an intuition, an act of subconsciousness, as you may
coming into being
before we invent its meaning.