STEPHANIE MISA

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.

The installation is currently on exhibit in WITH EYES AGHAST: TRANSMANNERIST REACTIONS on show at the Xhibit Space, Akademie der Bildenden Kuenste Wien, Schillerplatz 3, 1010.

See the video documentation here.

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