STEPHANIE MISA

WITH EYES AGHAST: TRANSMANNERIST REACTIONS Aufgerissenen Auges: Transmanieristische Reaktionen
Xhibit, Schillerplatz 3, 1010
20. November – 10. January 2016

In Steel Gyration, clips from Mel Chionglo's Sibak Midnight Dancers (1994) serve as the backdrop to pop song lyrics flitting on and off the screen. LED lights illuminate the stage as dancers loop in an endless gyration.

The dance is called Macho Dancing, seen as an erotic performance of masculinity. And the gyration-- a choreography of tumescence, a trope of the "hard-on" anticipated to extend beyond the stage. The piece is an exploration of the expressions of "feminine-masculinity" and the complicated layers of nuance when in the context of the body as a site for transaction.

See the video documentation here.

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Steel Gyration 2015
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