YO OBSOLETE (Closed Captions in English)
YO OBSOLETE (Subtítulos en Español)
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 the intersections of imagination as a survival mechanism and experimental Audio Description. The film navigates through altered states of consciousness, reaching deep levels of ancestral memory embodied in the form of poetry, songs, movement, installation, story telling. YO OBSOLETE is part of the series “Memories of a disabled child: the real, the imaginary and the misunderstood”.
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.
- Cinematographer: Alex Romania
- Performer: Christopher “Unpezverde” Núñez
- Audio Description: Christopher “Unpezverde” Núñez
- Closed Captions: Diego Blanco
YO OBSOLETE, the film, was commissioned by the Leslie Lohman Museum of Art in 2021. It was made possible through the Artist-in-Residence Program at CPR – Center for Performance Research, which is supported by Dance/NYC’s New York City Rehearsal Space Subsidy Program made possible by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York State Council on the Arts. YO OBSOLETE, the film, was made possible through the Movement Research Mertz Gilmore Foundation Artist-in-Residence Program.