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Frankie Bruiser and Kevin Holden

PNCA MFA Bathrooms, Portland, OR


Bodies interrupt space; space dictates bodies. When space imposes function and restricts movement the body can feel off-kilter. When bodies overcome spatial limitation and imposition the result can be loud and dissonant. Bruiser’s video calls attention to issues of the body, and using her body in specific, examines how systems of domination, like cis-patriarchy and transphobia, infiltrate our consciousness and conception of identity. Kevin’s sound piece takes audio content from gay porno and transforms it into a resonant soundscape. The spaces themselves are recorded and folded back into their live audio performance. Dissonance pairs these two works to explore how body and space can interrogate perceptual cognizance and awareness of physical and social locations of identity and desire. 

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