Whooping Cough interviews Moon Poet about their recent performance titled “the champ: to touch and be touched” for the group show Objects Who Hold, Objects Who Let Go at La Estación Gallery. The title of the piece is inspired by the essay “Ten Theses on Touch, or, Writing Touch” by Dr. Hypatia Vourloumis.
We recorded this episode in mid-to-late January 2020 (pre-pandemic). There are several mentions to future events at the gallery but they, unfortunately, were cancelled. The performance involved being in a small bathroom with another person, a type of intimacy that seems almost foreign now in a six-feet-apart world. I wonder if we will ever be able to do such a performance again in the next couple years.
This episode does not have an intro or outro theme because Garageband is being weird.
Since we don’t know when the next episode will be coming out there are a few important messages: BLACK LIVES MATTER. BLACK TRANS LIVES MATTER. ACAB. Happy (belated) pride month, but honestly pride should be every month. WEAR YOUR MASKS IN PUBLIC OR JUST STAY HOME. KEEP PROTESTING, DONATING, LEARNING. WE LOVE YOU.
Link: La Estación Gallery Podcast ep.