Grand Prix (2016)
with Chris Blue
The Cooper Union
New York, NY
The performative event, Grand Prix, introduces compassion in order to expatiate language, sex, sport, and the twisted workings of the educational system.
Grand Prix is a means of reparation through actions of resistance and harmony. A classical era Symposium setting is reactivated within the discursive performance. Using Aristophanes speech on love, subjects raised by the playboy philosophy, and a letter by James Baldwin to his nephew, a meditation is formed through shared language. Through tests of physical endurance, acts of ritualized baptism, and modes of replenishment, Grand Prix proposes ante-normative communication and challenges current hierarchical power systems of language and knowledge. LET THE GAMES BEGIN!