“Questions without answers must be asked very slowly.” -Anne Michaels
The most ambitious ambition of my work is to create moments of livability. I understand the world-at-hand (“world” being a description of all matters affecting each other) as one that attempts to eradicate most ways of being that I care about. Survival right now is linked to things like producing, owning, individualism/scarcity thinking, and competition. I do not want to survive through these modes. But dreaming otherwise is challenging since everything I’ve been taught runs so bone deep. I seek liberation – an interdependent and as yet un-imagined state – through refusing to adhere to certain logics of power. Performance is a container for those attempts.
I don’t think we can be “free” but I think we can be “free-er.”
Since 2010 Disman has been making, thinking, and writing about performance art. Her solo works have been presented across so-called Canada, the U.S.A., Europe, and India.
VIVO Thurs Oct 03 8:00