New Beginnings (2017)

New Beginnings is a work-in-progress collaboration between Erika Mitsuhashi and Alexa Mardon. Part sales pitch, part bad TedTalk and part personal archive, the piece is inspired by string theory, the infinite possibilities of the self in the multiverse, the repetitive performance of female affective labour, and the traces left in our bodies by the women who came before us. Using psuedo-science and hospitality as foolproof methods for time travel, we invite the audience to join us in sifting through the wreckage of the future and preparing for the detritus of the past.

A 15-minute excerpt of the work is showed at the 2016 Toronto Summer Love-In’s PS We Are All Here Series,¬†Lucy Rupert of Blue Ceiling Dance interviewed us about the work, pre-performance.