Legal Tender

Legal Tender is a live assemblage of multi-media performance, video, and text material drawing across a yearlong collaborative devising practice, its marginalia, and postscript.

Poet Kyle Dacuyan, in collaboration with Antigravity Performance Project (directors Michael T. Williams and Francesca Montanile) and artists Andalyn Young, Kate Liebman, and Michael Costagliola, present this new collaboratively-designed performance, with a live program featuring poems, video, meditations, and movement oriented around pleasure, flux, and connection.

Originally conceived as an episodic duet of movement and poetry, a first performance work was created exploring the relationships between information, consumer culture, labor, and borders – drawing attention to our eroding news and media environments, and the places where fact, opinion, and falsehood settle unconsciously.

Postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and inflected in new ways with our more fully digital and remote present tense, an expanded field of poetry reading, video pieces, movement, and sound work has been created, deepening these themes against the backdrop of shifting and uncertain time.

In addition to the two live peformances, the public is encouraged to access a User-Navigated Digital Art Installation featuring poetry readings, movement, meditation, and sensory experiences. Join Antigravity on a digital-orbital adventure through work and pleasure.

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archival stills from ‘Legal Tender’

in development at Ars Nova June 2019

ANT Fest Photos by Danny Bristoll