research and experiments in performance creation
October 15-30, 2013
open to the public to watch and participate in our creation process: Sunday, October 20: 2-4pm, Tuesday, October 22: 4-6pm, and Wednesday, October 30: 7-9pm
443 West 127th Street, New York, NY
BORN FOR NOTHING is Lydian Junction’s newest experiment in creation, stemming from two seemingly disparate source materials/ideas: Knut Hamsun’s novel, HUNGER, in which a writer starves himself in pursuit of his work and New York City’s current relationship to sea-water which threatens to engulf us all. The goal: to investigate different means of survival and the contemporary connection between art and suffering/sacrifice in late global capitalism. Looking at these ideas with a personal lens and metaphorical point of view, the artists of Lydian Junction are exploring: how an individual encounters a city, NYC as the Wild West, the need for instruction and guidance in our daily lives, the value of adhering to routine versus rebelling against routine, negotiation of space, struggles that come with attempting to survive as a solitary individual versus in solidarity with a group, what happens to the body when we’re really hungry, and on the micro/macro level: how a person’s minute everyday actions can lead to monumental moments of change for an entire civilization. Guest artist: Alexis Steeves.