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Keyon gaskin: lavender: a self portrait
March 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until March 24, 2019
Join On the Boards at Oxbow gallery in Georgetown for this site-specific performance by artist keyon gaskin (Mar 22 – 24).
“I’ve been talking about this piece as a small gesture. I’m really interested in the way that small acts or acts of the periphery…do have larger recoil.” Watch the full interview with gaskin here: https://vimeo.com/251050836
About the Performance:
full moon in Taurus: of the body, for the body
reading as the invisible act i “do” in my head
but always is embodied or else i could not hold a book
the book as a dance, as a set of steps and gestures that my fingertips
i page, i palm, i point—i
touch my mouth (this is the book too)
then close myself, shelve it away.
like the dance, it is no more and it can never be again. ephemeral.
which i know i should find comforting but which is, instead, for me, disconcerting. out of concert. i did not agree to
this. like so many things.
the body, an object—I object, I say no…there is a blood mystery and although I can be weighed, measured, prodded, counted, discounted—
the Thing is,
I is also a dance
a set of steps,
and then I’m over.
About the Artist:
gaskin prefers not to contextualize their work with their credentials.
Photo by Ian Douglas.