New Normal

New Normal, 2019/Ongoing

Performance Documentation: Selected segments from the 30-minute performance.
First Performed at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

This 30 minute performance addresses the β€œnew normal.” The idea frames a process of coping with and normalizing mass cultural trauma, whether political, environmental, or otherwise. We respond to the shifting baseline of our current moment through endurance and illusion, struggle and support. Some radical bodies resist normalization, and for others, the new normal is nothing new. This performance explores the way the body mediates this process, testing our limits, adjusting, and readjusting. The performance is iterative and changes according to venue.