Video Installation & Live Performance Piece "A Jehovah Non-Tradition of X-Mas"
- I am a child of a Jehovah Witness.
- I am also a child of a Jehovah Witness.
- Catholic Christmas ended in my home in 2011 when my mother converted.
- I have never had any type of Christmas in our home.
- Would you join me in one?
- Yes of course.
- Would you, others?
- Sit at our table and look thy neighbor in the eye.
- Feed thy neighbor.
- Love thy neighbor.
This video installation and live participatory performance piece investigates a genealogy of religion first of all. We explore a common presence of Jehovah Witness doctrines in different households growing up. Within this specific history, we join together to pursue a practice of Christmas traditions which have been ghosted from our lives at different levels despite always peeping at us from shopping malls, TV ads, films and animation series, public, social Christmas traditions, friends, other family members, etc. However, we intend to create a hybrid Christmas tradition experience where we seek the true spirit of Christmas, our own Christmas, through a visual expression of love. We invite the audience to share this new tradition. Each year we will bring and explore this new tradition-universe further and deeply.
Performed at 1000fryd art room hall, Aalborg, 19.12.17
Videography - Rasmus Albertsen
Concept and Live Performance - Sall Lam Toro and Au2Pilot (Jon Niemi Poulsen)
A multimedia performance regarding social constructs of gender and an attempt to reverse the process of such constructs rendering the body into a state of ‘ungenderness’.
How could we explore a way in which the body could initiate a process of reversal into abandoning gendered behaviour and expectations from early socialization? For many subjectivities, the experience of gender fostered by their birth sex causes trauma and desolation in many cases since we live in major hetero-normative societies that demand accurate stereotypical performances based on sex/gender.
Poetry & Soundscapes with AU2
"Jackdaw 1998" (2017)
Cavities bowing in all directions
the external body transmutes in dessaroi
disconcerted - fragmented
The cavities attempting an assemblage
The devil devours the mother
She, taking destruction by the horns
yet the body does not fear
the body does not feel only sees
the betrayal of the cavities inside
the legs tremble
the devil hiding
he peaks in disguise never turning its back
It brings a celestial sky of lies
yet the sentiment of eminent danger is laughing in his mouth
the devil takes you to swing in the ballroom
infatuating the eyes with fire and opium
the body spins a thousand times handing itself over for eternity
tropical grounds i never wish to stop dancing on
and vanishing remnants of a dream
A session of poetry with AU2's (aka Jon Tobias Niemi Poulsen) soundscapes. Performed at BoxTown at Aquavit, Aalborg, DK
Black/SEA is an improv madness of a body trapped in dark seas of electrifying beats by AU2PILOT. Sall Lam Toro embodies this creature that keeps fighting to escape this sea made of tape threads.
Performed at 1000Fryd, AAlborg