PERFORMANCE ART SERIES
TRANS-Ville | ACT IV
A performance art series exploring states of cultural, political and gender transitions.
CATINCA TABACARU GALLERY
Wednesday FEBRUARY 21st, 2018
Artists: Keijaun Thomas / TRANSfigure, Lisa Levy / TRANSphysical, Naomi elena Ramirez / TRANSaction /, David Henry Nobody Jr. / TRANSnobody,
Tyler Ashley or The Dauphine of Bushwick / TRANSfixed
TRANS-Ville ACT IV started with artist Lisa Levy who gave a touching stand-up monologue experiment in the nude mapping the traumas of life through the scars on her body, while gender-fluid Keijaun Thomas brought us into the dark and the depth of gender transformation. A black trans-femme using a powerful sound piece roaming the crowd with domestic tools and props. Naomi Elena Ramirez performed a minimal and serene contemporary dance movement enticing her female sexuality. David Henry Nobody Jr. broke the silence with a wild expressionist genderless character, smudging popular foods and creams onto the body and the gallery space ending in a complete disaster scenario. Tyler Ashley - The Dauphine of Bushwick offered private therapy dances before he staged a grand finale in a choreographed fabulous drag queen numero to the Ray of Light by Madonna.
Photographs by Matthew Gilbertson | Polaroids by Fred Attenborough