If We Did It Like This

Jak Soroka (UK)

Sat 29 Oct 2016

High Street Exhibitional Gallery

Photo by Agat Weiss

If We Did It Like This is a durational piece, interrupted by the audience. Across a threshold, a performer is moving. You are invited to join the action. To interrupt/engage/comfort/be held then leave.

Looking at intimacy beyond the couple form, this is an exploration into queer ways that bodies can be together to challenge societal norms of love and romance.

This artwork directly experiments with, and addresses the dynamic of, the audience-performer relationship, as a tool for valuing different kinds of intimacy.

How can a performance create an interdependent audience-performer relationship?

What does unearthing the potential of connections outside of societal norms lead to?

How does investing in self-love foster interdependence?

Jak says embrace your otherness. de-construct the hierarchies/categories/binaries. Jak is a gender enthusiast, a body not a mouthpiece. Jak practices uncovering layers of shame in the art of transformation, in visibility, otherness and reclamation. She/he/they/zir/zer was born in the place of not knowing.

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