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Internationally acclaimed US performance artist Ron Athey presents his new work Acephalous Monster
. Athey rose to international prominence in the 90's making performance that explored challenging subjects like the relationships between desire, sexuality and traumatic experience and confronted conservative narratives around AIDS, S&M and body autonomy. His new work Acephalous Monster
is inspired in part by the secret society of Acephale, the 1930s anti-fascist review and magazine published by philosopher Georges Bataille. Using projections, readings, lectures, appropriated text and sound, and by re-imagining cut-up technique pioneer Brion Gysin's brutalist Pistol Poem as a vocal/percussive choreography, Athey turns to the Acephale, the eponymous figure of the headless man, a powerful symbol of radical transformation, and attempts to make sense of a current reality where neo-fascism is mutating, creeping, and marching.
Archive :: production:T700569831, performance:S1703723582, venue:V1339682613