Certain Forgotten Gestures Near Yourself
2021 — Berlinische Galerie
Lucas Odahara has invited collective CFGNY to respond to his installation Os Desorientes da Pantera in Park Platz at the Berlinische Galerie. The new commissioned performance, titled Certain Forgotten Gestures Near Yourself, imagines what it means to inhabit a bootleg identity. Moving beyond the need for the expression of authenticity, the performance explores the benefits of an identity unmoored from absolutes and revels in the joy and playfulness that can be found in the ungraspable. Using stand-ins, doubles, and transformations to create a space of distortion, the collective questions notions of seeing and visibility to open a discourse of potentiality.