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.



Sasamoto and students from Yale School of Art Sculpture Department will 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.

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



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.