between our wants, our need
4 – 11 September 2020
VLTV 01 | Es Morgan | between our wants, our need | 04/09/20 7PM
this is a performance for one
i invite you to watch it from your bed
it remembers the first time we slept together, in october
when we were interrupted by a falling glass of wine and a potted plant.
Legs thrown overhead, my chest explodes in a shower of red wine and soil. We jump up, making an instantaneous pivot from full body immersion to awkward flapping; shock transforms into apologies, embarrassment into laughter.
Nine months later, we share this bed each night, a global pandemic rendering us temporary roommates. Together, we return to the memory of our first fuck and imagine it anew through a series of performance experiments.
‘between our wants, our need’ is a text and video work which emerged from a daily practice of automatic writing. It imagines what I might say if I had the chance to return to that moment, turning to poetry to unravel the co-constituting nature of desire and gender, subjectivity and objecthood.