Monica Duncan & Senem Pirler



Surface Connection is a live performance that explores the concept of queer space, objects and the relationship between queer bodies through a series of audiovisual interactions where we touch/vibrate/fluctuate/excite surfaces and objects. In our collaboration, we channel our camp sensibility and create performative actions by “vibrating”, “deviating” and “disrupting” bodies, objects, and surfaces from their normative representations and their linear paths. 

Initially starting as a “performance for the camera” practice, we expanded our collaborative language into a live performance form during our residency at PACT. We are asking what happens when we expose and amplify the action of touch through sound and image and how objects and surfaces simultaneously reflect back, what happens when we elevate and deviate “everyday objects” and what queer potentialities open up at the moments of these interactions. 

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