Perimeter

Perimeter asks the question: what does it feel like to understand oneself as “just outside” of an identity, a concept, a philosophy, a group, a family, a home, a situation, a gathering, while simultaneously not entirely outside. What is the feeling of being at the edge, both just inside and just outside? What does it feel like to just barely be “foreign” to a place which is familiar? What parts of ourselves are foreign to us?

For this project we asked ourselves and three other performers to interrogate one location of “perimeter” upon which they situate themselves. Adrienne Teicher chose the perimeter of Judaism. Kathryn Fischer chose the perimeter of Sisterhood. Mmakgosi Kgabi chose the perimeter of joy. Martini Cherry Furter chose the perimeter of the “real self,” and Simon(e) Jaikiriuma Pateau chose the perimeter of the peripheric body itself. Each person was able to explore these ideas in a filmed interview, and later, in a performative interpretation.

Styling was provided by Yeorg Kronnagel and cinematography by Robert Mleczko. This work will premiere in Spring 2021 and is supported by MusicBoard Berlin.