Knowing You Want It (2010)


This performance consists of a choreography structured around a sexual assault evidence collection kit, and uses the kit’s included directions as a score for movement and mediation.  When the directions call for me to look at parts of my body that are inaccessible to my gaze, I use a live-streaming video camera to project the desired view onto a large screen behind me.  The use of the camera allows for a series of gestures that substitute evidentiary capture for filmic ones.  Knowing You Want It was performed at Royce Hall at UCLA University in Los Angeles as a keynote performance for the conference “Anxieties of Overexposure,” hosted by the World Arts and Cultures/Dance Department.

*see accompanying text “How I learned to stop worrying and love the rape kit” (2011)

[How I learned.pdf]