In years gone by, the old criticised the young for being reckless and rude. Nowadays, the young stand accused of being over-sensitive and lacking resilience, too quick to take – and too scared to give – offence.
Should we resist a world of trigger warnings and no-platforming – or welcome it? Are we more sensitive to ‘micro-aggressions’ – or just less willing to tolerate them?
YES NO BLACK WHITE takes these ideas to task from a uniquely Queer angle. This audio-visual performances elevates clicking through a PowerPoint presentation to an art form, and interrogates the nature of offence: What offends us? How? And why? Ultimately asking, how should we respond?
Following the structure of a sonata and choreographed to a pumping soundtrack of various Vivaldi fragments and pieces by Anna Meredith, YES NO BLACK WHITE serves as a kind of Rorschach test for your personal offense-taking mechanisms. Prepare for a cognitive, moral, and sensory attack on your psyche.
The piece is a continuation of my ongoing investigations on the dramaturgy of lists, musicality, and the exploration of strategies to problematize meaning-making processes.
|(Draft no.11, 2nd Oct. 2019) YES NO BLACK WHITE by Pablo Pakula|
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