By Coco Fusco
This was not a dance: It was a performative lecture.
Disclaimer: I didn’t know anything about this event except that several of my colleagues were excited to go. And one more – I didn’t google anything before going. I just went. The full title: “Observations of Predation in Humans: A Lecture by Dr. Zira, Animal Psychologist.”
This performance was all about language in both form and content. It was a retelling of a story, a narrative of the (human) present moment that is overwrought by domination and without much empathy. It was told in the language of a non-human from the future, looking back.
I enjoyed not knowing, took delight in the bits of surprise, and left not really knowing more, but knowing it a little differently.