Artists'
Statement

Sasamoto and students from Yale School of Art Sculpture Department collaborate to present a performance series at Japan Society Gallery.

The physical site of performance is there, has always been there, and will continue to be a host for our performances. We the artists will make this performance a live experience. Without being physically present together. That is the challenge, and a moment of reflection.

Let’s sing together. Physically transport objects. Think about speech patterns. Throw a workout session. All ideas will be exercised within 30 minutes. We will collectively test the idea of live performances, with each collaborator contributing their own prompt.

After each performance, we invite a guest to hold a conversation about what has just happened. Questions will come from the ‘live’ audience.

Participating artists: Armando Cortes, Sae Jun Kim, Erik Nilson, Hyeree Ro, Amina Ross, Audrey Ryan, Aki Sasamoto, Jeenho Seo, Pap Souleye, Lucas Yasunaga, Stella Zhong.










Performance Attempt #1
October 22 at 6 PM EDT


Performance made collectively by:
Armando Cortes, Sae Jun Kim, Erik Nilson, Hyeree Ro, Amina Ross, Audrey Ryan, Aki Sasamoto, Jeenho Seo, Pap Souleye, Lucas Yasunaga, Stella Zhong

What makes a performance live? Not only for the audience, but also for the performers.

Audience
Time stamps
Likelihood of glitches
Hype
Duration
                       Temporality      
              
Engagement
Inside jokes

Possibility of failure

Mystery

Development

No other takes

Conversations overheard:

Stella: I was thinking about this summer when I was housesitting for someone during which their phone rang a few times. I didn't pick them up.
Hyeree: The distance between the two locations. My drawings can fly.
Jeenho: Can we ask the audience to decide what the performer is doing?
Audrey: Call and response.
Lucas: Singing Happy Birthday together is hard, even when we are in the same room.
Audrey: How can we address interior and exterior space? Can we split the screen?
Pap: Who is going to where?
Hyeree: I'll be by the fax machine.
Jeenho: Dahna (Sae Jun's dog) can be here.
Aki: I can be your performer, because you all cannot leave this campus.
Erik: How about connecting the two locations with a piece of rope?
Everybody: Yes.
Aki: Can we draw on the wall?
Pap: I would like to box.
Jeenho: I can be your audience, Pap. But I will decide what you will do.
Armando: I'll be your coach, Aki.
Sae Jun: Cameras high up. We need a ladder
Amina: ...