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The End

Conceived and performed by Kevin Jesuino

Presented at 

Fluid Fest
Presented by Springboard Performance (Calgary)
October 2019
“This Is Actively Built” Queer Performance Artist Residency

 

Queer Performance Camp

Presented by Tangent Dance, Studio 303 and La Chapelle Scene Contemporaines (Montreal)

February 2020
“This Is Actively Built” Queer Performance Artist Residency

M:ST Performative Art  

May 2020

Bodily Response Series (Live Stream) 

The End explores the nuances of human failure at the end of the world and the queer potential of nature to take back the story of Earth. This heart-racing performance places a single individual at the centre of humanity’s woes as it abstracts and contemplates what it means to “end” something. Simultaneously anthropomorphizing Earth by playing both himself and the Earth, the performer completes a series of tasks that are done to himself and that increase in risk, never really knowing if they will be completed or not.“In the midst of failure, we get to know ourselves.”, he states at one point in the performance.  This work was generated through solo somatic explorations and devising open-ended scores that were inspired by queer performance texts such as Cruising Utopia: The Then and There of Queer Futurity by José Esteban Muñoz and The Queer Art of Failure by Judith Halberstram.