University of North TexasMerrill Ellis Intermedia Theatre
This work grew out of a series of intensive conversations that coalesced around the mechanisms of language to control and define social interactions. The resulting themes included the destructive manifestations of stereotypes, ubiquity of social profiling systems, loss of meaning in translation, transformation of meaning via media transcoding systems, the language of crisis and gestures of personal empowerment. Taking on an overt socio-political focus the work mixed high seriousness with playful interactions and strong language. The result was a mixed media performance work that references contemporary idioms across multiple artistic disciplines.