BETHY TRIO ‘onscreen’ brings together video materials, created for the live performance. Texts heard in this version are from Kevin Killian’s ‘Triangles in the Sand’ and Quinn Latimer’s essay on Kathy Acker, ‘Muscle Beach’.
BETHY TRIO ‘live’ – anticipated premiere in June 2022 at Spreehalle Berlin
Three performers form a trio on the SPREEHALLE floor which refracts through the technology of light, sound, costume, and video. The polyvalent and constellated body is one that refers beyond itself, through meaning, past translation, and into posturing. Cerberus-like, death smudges memory into reliquaries, and temporary possession becomes eternal; worn clothes, a starfish found in an oyster shell, keychains.
Developed during a short residency at SCHLOSS WIEPERSDORF, BETHY TRIO is a devised work that brings together fragments of texts by BETTINA VON ARNIM, KATHY ACKER, DODIE BELLAMY, SARAH SCHULMAN, and others. Staged towards the possibility of trans-historicity, the words deal with science and poetry, the individuality of gender, and expressions of overcoming Christian ideals of love, with a movement between historic periods.
BETHY TRIO is kindly supported by KULTURSTIFTUNG SCHLOSS WIEPERSDORF.
Performance:FRZNTE Anna Papathanasiou Ivan Cheng
Commissioned and produced by GLASSHOUSE.