Childhood memories intertwined with intergenerational trauma. Escapism from reality to worlds of fantasy and symbolism. Parallels between the mystical and embodied experiences. YO OBSOLETE meditates on imagination as a survival mechanism.
The performance navigates through altered states of consciousness, reaching deep levels of ancestral memory embodied in the form of poetry, songs, movement, installation and story telling.
YO OBSOLETE is part of the series “Memories of a disabled child: the real, the imaginary and the misunderstood”.
Photo credit: Walter Wlodarczyk. Courtesy of The Immigrants Artist Biennial
Christopher wears a pink, satin overhead hoodie, with a shiny and smooth surface. Underneath, he wears red pajamas. The hoodie is decorated with painted images that resemble pop art, such as yellow, pink, blue and red flowers; a green skull with stitched red flowers; a banana; an alien octopus painted red; a green robot and several green fish. Various pet toys are sewn or glued to the hoodie such as rubber ducks, teddy bears, and a green dice.
A pink ribbon is used to demarcate the square-shaped space where the performance takes place. Some of the objects used during the performance are a broken remote control car painted pink and decorated with stickers, a pink melodica, pink boxing gloves, plastic baby dolls, drawings and old family photographs.