Becoming My Body
Performance by Bishop Black.
Is there a space where different power relations are effective? A different universe, multiverses, a simultaneous rotation in different directions and at different speeds in the omniverse?
The world is rigid, becoming more rigid. The increasing efficacy of extreme right-wing, nationalist positions reinforces binary, Christian and dominant white orders. The movement has to begin accelerated, radiating heat. It has already begun, without beginning or end. In other multiverses.
Bishop Black seeks decolonisation. Movement by movement, image by image, word by word Bishop Black works to counteract the old myth of In the beginning there was purity. With every layer of sound and with every muscle movement he seeks to withstand the pressure of the old polar axis powers of sexual identity and racial identity and to open the gravitational field for a third, open, unknown pole.
Becoming my body is the route countering colonisation – be it in and by means of concepts of sexuality and derived fashion, be it through Euro- centric cosmology and epistemology. Becoming my body is a performative, danced, synthetic striding towards a space where different power relations are effective – Bishop Black’s invitation to his multiverses.
With Becoming my body Bishop Black presents his first solo performance at Ballhaus Naunynstraße – an amalgamation of his strategies in video, sound, dance, drag show and performance.
8. Feb. 2022
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