PERFORMANCE ART SERIES
TRANS-Ville | ACT TWO
A performance art series exploring states of cultural, political and gender transitions.
CATINCA TABACARU GALLERY
NOVEMBER 5TH, 2017
Hector Canonge / TRANSition
Katya Grokhovsky / TRANSformation
Daniella LaGaccia with Kim Doan Quoc / TRANSition
UNTITLED QUEEN / TRANSemo
Hannah Altman / TRANSfigure
ULTRACULTURAL Others / TRANScendental
Displayed in the window of Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, performers used the gallery floor as an extension of their practice, engaging the public in a visceral and moving experience. This second series began with a striking installation and rapping session by inter-racial and trans-cultural trio UltraCultural Others, taking us a a primal display on the celestial intelligence of Shiva as male/female deity. Next came a personal and touching performance by young Hannah Altman on the orchestatrive routine of femininity using wool as a constricting element, a fiber she is allergic to. Hector Canonge brought us into a powerful choreography of words, costumes and movements on the perception of maleness within our current socio-political context, questioning our notions of masculinity ‘Not every man abuses power’. Weaving into the female principle, Katya Grokhovsky displayed a body language and sound piece on issues of abortions and pur notions of female beauty. Untitled Queen sang accapella on the affect of emotive response to loving. And finally the collaborative duo of Daniella LaGaccia and Kim Duon Quoc presented a real life transitional states of being, with Daniella body in the raw covered with video projections of ancient sculptures and designs and ending with a live injection of hormones displaying her transition into a female body.