ig | Make it Make it Make it Again

Emily Harvey Foundation — New York — December 2016  

Make It Make It Make It Again inquires into the conditions of production of performance, considering and enhancing the ambiguities that the artistic practice has in relation to labor and market logics. Some paradigms such as efficiency, efficacy, reproducibility, productivity, profitability problematize the encounter, the choreographic event, the theatrical experience. Repetition and reproduction have been fundamental to choreography, inside and outside the field of arts. How does a gathering of people, an instantaneous community – the first requirement for any performance to happen – relate to these concepts? How does the contemporary production of works, which often depends on a number of circumstances – opportunities – modify the framework in which they occur?

Make It Make It Make It Again seeks to discuss how each public event is inevitably “a first time” and “a unique” one, activating a dissensus from the hyper-productive becoming of the contemporary citizen. It could be an object that disappears, but its production also creates systems, sites, and modes of critical positions that do not disappear. Also the participants conform an instantaneous community, a momentary movement, in the fictional and forced situation of being gathered by a piece.

Make It Make It Make It Again is a work based on the conditions of the production itself, more precisely working within a specific site-place-space. As the specific frame to trigger the research concerns in these conditions of production and specificities could open a diversity of approaches to the challenges. Site place space are understood as the containers and physical locations, but also as the social and economic conditions that constitute the spaces, sites and places, as they are constituted by a network of humans and things.