What is the definition of territory by CLittle Studio 2016 What is the definition of territory by CLittle Studio 2016What is the definition of territory by CLittle Studio 2016What is the definition of territory by CLittle Studio 2016

FORWARD16
Public Performance Festival in Lenzburg Switzerland,
Curated by Dominik Lipp,
Photographs by Rob Nienburg

On Saturday June 18, 2016 I was invited to perform in Forward16 festival with seven other artists. We created works for public space in the city of Lenzburg. I decided to perform an adaptation of a performance I had created for the Chicago Architectural Biennal at Dfbrl8r.What is the definition of territory? came out of studying the archetypes in the Dream Minds poetry thinking about nationhood, borders, land ownership and then on a more personal level thinking about how territory relates to our bodies. I embroidered two blindfolds for the public to wear that had the words bodies and territory stitched onto them. The performance was an interactive piece and wove metaphors from the Neighborhood Magic poem for Stephen Thomas entitled Ode to Ishi into the site. I ended the performance by singing the choreopoem under the arches on top of a circular manhole cover.