PERFORMANCE: BXBY

Content note: this performance documentation features partial nudity, references to human sacrifice, a living dog and food (meat).

To coincide with summer solstice, the longest day of the year, Soojin Chang devised a durational performance in collaboration with artist, DJ, sage and Daoist practitioner Georgie (Rei-n) Lo which responded to themes of land relations, object/subject relations, psychogeography, animist methodology, ritual as technology, and the human-animal in BXBY, their commission for the Jerwood/FVU Awards 2022.

The ritual was a performance of belonging that spoke through technosomatic language to ask land gods for partnership in land redistribution. The artists greeted the building of Forma as a being. They performed a continuous rebalancing exchange of power forces to acknowledge, dissolve, and release the oppression of objecthood through trans-animist methodology.

This event was supported by Jerwood Arts, Film and Video Umbrella for the Jerwood/FVU Awards 2022 and was delivered in collaboration with Forma.

Find out more about Jerwood/FVU Awards 2022, here.

Video: Katarzyna Perlak