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Streamed live on May 21, 2015
Honor Fraser Gallery in conjunction with Commonwealth & Council present ATTACK, SUSTAIN, RELEASE, DECAY, a performance collaboration joining performance and media collectives Mutant Salon, Experimental Half Hour, and Project Rage Queen.
Referencing a synthesizer's parameters of the soundshaping envelope generator, ASRD uses a diagrammatic score to orient sound, movement, voice, and video amidst a ritual of preparatory beautification. The sound enabled tools used by the performers to apply makeup, cut hair, and otherwise beautify themselves are such that each transformative gesture undertaken by the performers triggers different sound effects and affects, highlighting the body as a ritual site of transformation. ASRD also incorporates chromakey (“green screen”) technology with the performers wielding matching chromakeyed objects and costumes, reimagining the body and site in a relationship of indeterminate materiality. ASRD offers a collective vision of self care to expand parameters for synthesis: ATTACK (Identity), SUSTAIN (The Flame That Lights the Way Toward the Destruction of the Patriarchy), RELEASE (The Monster), DECAY (& Regenerate Our Bodies).
Participants: Eva Aguila Marvin Astorga Alice Cunt Travis D Brock Fansler Elisa Harkins Young Joon Kwak Alli Miller Vik Victorious