I AM LUCKY WHEN I AM NOT DISTRACTED THIS TIME
I AM LUCKY WHEN I AM NOT DISTRACTED THIS TIME (2019) dwells upon the conceptual and political tensions between ‘attention’ and ‘distraction’. Another person has agency over the sound of Luca's voice. She distractingly changes its pitch and timbre by pressing buttons and sliding faders on a digital voice transformer.
The performance is text-based and initially written in 36 separate footnotes that serve its title. It interlaces statements and thoughts around privilege, trauma, and institutionalised oppression. By giving the text’s footnotes the most attention, it makes a political gesture of moving the margins to the center. This is, in many ways and on different levels, a necessary and urgent queer move.
Performance with Jenni at Queer Bodies in Korzo, Korzo Theater, The Hague [NL] 2019. Curated by Mini Maxwell. Photo's by Jozef Wright.