dance #313, ant antennae

dance #313, ant antennaeThursday October 29, 2009

Ant antennae

4:20 p.m. Eben Kirksey gives a talk at 4S. He reads a text describing how to remodel the human body to embody the kinds of sensations ants might gather through their antennae. Eben moves into the dance. Arms extended in front of his body. Thumbs turned down, head down as he reads. He strokes the hairs on his arms to simulate and stimulate new sensory organs as he leans into ant sensation. The dance is awkward as he learns how to articulate his body anew. At the same time it is effective in that his performance helps me feel how ants gather in their worlds. The day in Crystal City was cloud-filled.

~ by nmyers on November 4, 2009.

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