Se La Vie, Bodies Need Rest: Part 1

Se La Vie, Bodies Need Rest: Part I takes the trope of “missed connections” in urban encounters as a starting point, exploring the fertile ground of projected desires, transient movement, and liminal interactions. Part I features four performances that revolve around relationality, public and private, privilege and precarity.
July 13 at 7pm-9pm
CPR - Center for Performance Research
361 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn

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Curated by Banyi Huang & Emma Yi
Performers: Daneil Greenberg, Lemon Guo, Kathie Halfin, Pei-Ling Ho, Sierra Ortega, Jean Carla Rodea, Emma Yi

As a type of anonymous personal advertisement that arises from urban encounters, ‘missed connections’ has been popularized by New York’s craigslist. Stolen glances, a cold shoulder, then a figure receding into the crowd. Se La Vie, Bodies Need Rest takes this trope as a starting point, exploring the fertile ground of projected desires, transient movement, and liminal interactions. As the body navigates the specific configurations of architectural surroundings, grimy screeches of public transportation, and the amorphous, shifting tunnels of interior space, it is invariably situated somewhere between movement and rest, intensity and stillness, masked selves and cathartic release. Se La Vie, Bodies Need Rest is composed of two parts, each featuring four performances that revolve around relationality, public and private, privilege and precarity. Maskedness is not only a mode of self-protection founded upon social stratas, it also paves the way for ritualistic intervention and self-reflection. Expanding on the term network latency, which is mostly used to describe various types of delay that occur in data communication over online media, this sense of dislocation can be generally applied to broader connections and disconnections that transpire over physical-virtual spaces, in the form of glitches, temporal suspensions, and sporadic retreat into interiority.

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