New Inquiry, Voyeur Reality (Kathryn Hamilton)
"Virtual Reality satisfies Western voyeurism without consequence. It will not blunt the global fervor to hinder the movement of bodies."
New Inquiry, Hospitality and the Hairworm (Kathryn Hamilton)
"When most people think about bugs, it’s usually about how to get rid of them. Applying the metaphor of a bug to a human scales them down to a realm where death is quotidian and inconsequential."
Culturebot, Punchdrunk and the Politics of Spectatorship (Agnes Silvestre)
"Every piece of performance, whether intentionally or not, creates its own model for the relationship between the spectator and the performer. There is a long history of experimentation with that relationship, and developments are often co-incident with challenges to, or re-imaginings of, political and societal systems."
Culturebot, The Curators piece (Agnes Silvestre)
"A piece that puts art on trial, with the historical baggage that entails, has a responsibility to use language with precision."
Culturebot, Romeo Castellucci’s “Four Seasons Restaurant” at the Festival d’Avignon (Agnes Silvestre)
"Grace and beauty are delivered in the same phrase as insane excess–dogs eating tongues, death by whipped cream, gold painted guns, and girls giving birth to each other from a mass of bodies."
Culturebot, Jérôme Bel/Theater HORA’s “Disabled Theater” at Festival d’Avignon (Agnes Silvestre)
"Bel and Theater HORA also skirt this line, pulling us back and forward, shifting the locus of power and agency from stage to auditorium and back again. In doing so they indulge and then question the most complex responses and impressions we have of disability. "
Culturebot, Complicite’s “Master and Margarita” at the Festival d’Avignon (Agnes Silvestre)
“There is a kind of fascism in art like this which gives no agency to the viewer and leaves no space for interpretation. It’s a dictatorship of image and imagination. Unwittingly, McBurney has created a piece that in its form does the thing its content is fighting against.”
French Culture, Giselle Vienne at the Whitney Biennial (Kathryn Hamilton)
New Inquiry, Armed Words, An Interview With Yassin Al Haj Saleh
Exeunt, Remembering To Forget, An Interview with Richard Maxwell
French Culture, Interview with Olivier Dubois
French Culture, Interview with Miriam Gourfink
French Culture, Interview with Rick Bell
French Culture, Interview with Cecilia Bengolea and François Chaignaud