DANCING, WITH CARE, TOWARDS OTHER POSSIBLE FUTURES
(Bailando, con Cuidad, hacia otras FUTURAS)
Thank you todos de Con Cuerpos, y a mis amigos y amores: Ixel, Lucia, Alejo, Tika, Angela, Helenx, Felipe y dani <3
Video essay, called: “Dancing with care, towards other possible futures”, is a visual research project created during the lockdown in Bogota whilst I was studying my masters, the video is like a essay, a manifesto, or a verbal vomit that explores concepts such as glitch or cyber feminism. It takes the form of a visual collage that attempts to organise many fragments to explore the idea of preparing for an unknown context, a uncertain future, a precarious present. Inspired and informed by ideas of readiness and protest techniques such as "falling", "freezing" and "playing dead" in an attempt to learn the necessary dance steps to arrive at this imagined or desired future. To learn from the past to arrive to a future, or to learn from the future to return to the past. Using queer sex practices, strap - ons, protests and references based in crip theory and integrated dance techniques around supportive structures like the floor. The video looks at rest, intimacy and solitude in relation to the power penetration, community and the collective body. A search for connection, a poem about desire, a naive manifesto that wants to dismantle oppressive structures. A baby just learning language. Instructions as means to prepare oneself for a future of uncertainty and precarity. The video was made in connection with a fanzine of physical exercises to train for the future.
"Dance to keep yourself company, and keep company to your dance.
" (Alice Chachuat)