”Becoming my body, becoming myself, becoming myselves, becoming…”
The order in which we move is rigid. It assigns the body its place and its function, it guides our view, judgment, pleasure, excitement. The matrix is white, Christian, binary, rigid.
Bishop Black wants movement, mobility, the expansion and extension of his space. He seeks to disengage the body from the grips of the matrix, from the harm of the sexualizing, colonizing gaze. What he eats, how he dresses and moves, it all serves to bring his own body to the ready – against the order.
Bishop Black is driving decolonization; movement for movement, with every sound layer, every video layer, every muscle movement, with every sentence he counters the pressure of the old polar axis powers of sexual identity and racial identity and opens the gravitational field to a third, open, unknown pole.
Becoming my body is Bishop Black’s first full-length performance, his first solo work at Ballhaus Naunynstraße.
Concept und Choreography: Bishop Black
Collaboration Choreography: Kysy Fischer
Dramaturgy and Video: Jasco Viefhus
Choreographical advice: Caritia Abell
Music: TRVΛNIΛ’s Ink
Lighting: Emilio Cordero Checa
Produced by Kultursprünge at Ballhaus Naunynstraße gemeinnützige GmbH as part of the festival Postcolonial Poly Perspectives, first production financed by the Capital Cultural Fund.
Foto: ©Zé de Paiva8, Video: Zé de Paiva