© Serpentine Galleries 2018 — London
Koki Tanaka - Sound of Democracy (Field recordings/Sept 14 2015/ Tokyo)
Mica Sigourney creates performance that rides the tension between artifice/construct and vulnerability/authenticity. By combining strong images, physical movements/execution, vibrant, emotional, energetic and spiritual work, Sigourney manipulates audiences while betraying the manipulation, which allows for a deeper connection and joint journey. After a 4-year break from the stage Sigourney emerged into San Francisco’s nightlife as VivvyAnne ForeverMORE!. VivvyAnne ForeverMORE!’s canon ranges from the bleak to the absurd. With VivvyAnne, Sigourney challenges traditional notions of drag with the inclusion of high drama, heady narratives, and vulnerability smashed up against high glamour. ForeverMORE! finds herself as drag daughter to legendary drag queen Glamamore and sister to Juanita MORE!
CAConrad’s childhood included selling cut flowers along the highway for his mother and helping her shoplift. He is the author of seven books, the latest of which is titled ECODEVIANCE: (Soma)tics for the Future Wilderness (Wave Books, 2014). He is a 2015 Headlands Art Fellow, and has also received fellowships from Lannan Foundation, MacDowell Colony, Banff, Ucross, RADAR, and the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. He conducts workshops on (Soma)tic Poetry and Ecopoetics.