For the first performance, UTOPIA=NO PERSON, an initiation ceremony will be conducted via a “15 minute exorcise routine”. A play off the words “exercise” and “exorcise”, UTOPIA=NO PERSON focuses on the body as a vehicle for utopian experimentation, encouraging willing participants to undergo a confrontation with personal demons and shedding
of individual identity through the physical exhaustion of the body. Here, the element of “trance” plays a crucial role in the music of both shamanic exorcism rituals and classic dance aerobic routines as a means to syncopate physical movements to metaphysical time patterns and hopefully elicit an interplay between the physical and spiritual realms. The use of Pythagorean tone frequencies and monochromatic color projections will be employed in order to activate various chakras on the auric body as well. Using the famous aerobics instructor Paul Eugene’s motto, “Let yourself go”, as an existential battle cry, THE NOW AGE will transform the concert space of ISSUE Project Room into a mystical gym where a group exorcise routine will be conducted every hour on the hour from 4pm to midnight. Live visuals by Julian Bozeman.
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