Perimeter

HYENAZ latest audio visual work and performance intervention Perimeter examines BELONGING. It asks the question: what does it feel like to understand oneself as “just outside” and yet also “just barely inside” … an identity, a concept, a philosophy, a group, a family, a home, a situation, a gathering? What is the feeling of being at the edge? Both inside and outside? What is it like to be “foreign” to a place which is familiar? What is foreign inside?

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 (Mad Kate) 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. Each person was able to explore these ideas in a filmed interview, and later, in a performative interpretation.

Perimeter is the third audio-visual work and performative intervention in our Foreign Bodies series. Styling was created by Yeorg Kronnagel and it was filmed by Robert Mleczko at Künstlerhaus Bethanien. This work will premiere in Spring 2021 and is supported by MusicBoard Berlin.