cut the FAT 

 

A lecture-performance project. In progress since 2016. Premiere 2021.

The bones of this project comprise of ten written journals, interviews in seven languages, research in twenty-nine countries, four animations, 2,000+ field recordings, 1,000+ hours of mass media footage from the 1920’s to the 1990’s, 100 styrofoam heads and my experiential shifts towards what it means to cut the fat in a decade’s time. The irony of this project at this present time is real. Humans are awakening to their own versions of cutting the fat, making shifts and forging new paths towards REAL social change. This is what “cut the FAT” seeks to encompass.  

"cut the FAT" intends to reflect on the societal and economic systems all across the world while exposing some of the flaws of capitalist societies. It represents a culmination of my research, writings, thought processes about the effects and impacts of the evolution of language, behavioral sciences, media manipulation and mental conditioning.  

It is a densely physical and auditory inquiry of the body's intangible and kinesthetic response to depict the subjective emotions and responses that objects and events can arouse in us. It's aimed through distortion, exaggeration, primitivism, and fantasy and through the vivid, jarring, violent, or dynamic application of formal elements today. It investigates political ideologies and explores the forbearance of personal breakdown within the display of moving forward in today's societies.

 

Composers: Tulpa Noise // SmackDab // Jun Jun

Visual Artist: Warren Harris

Lecturer/Choreographer/Video: The Movement Kitchen

Jello Series - March 6, 2020
An excerpt from "cut the FAT"

Video/Performance: The Movement Kitchen

Composer: Tulpa Noise

a clip from "cut the FAT"

 

HONEYBEES, THE WISDOM OF CROWDS + COLLECTIVE BEHAVIOR

Video: The Movement Kitchen

Composer: Ose

a clip from "cut the FAT"

 

THE MASSES + BANDWAGON EFFECT + CROWD DYNAMICS

Video: The Movement Kitchen

Composer: SmackDab

a clip from "cut the FAT"

 

MENTAL + SOCIAL + CULTURAL CONDITIONING

Video: The Movement Kitchen

Composer: Jun Jun

a clip from "cut the FAT"

 

MEDIA MANIPULATION + MASS MIND CONTROL

Video: The Movement Kitchen

Composer: Skeleton Goode

Remixed by Sunshine Primo

a clip from "cut the FAT"

 

RHETORICAL TACTICS + INTERPLAY + COERCION

Text Rework/Video: The Movement Kitchen

Composer: Jun Jun

a short animation from "cut the FAT"

 

ANCESTRAL LANGUAGE

Composer + Animation: The Movement Kitchen

a short animation from "cut the FAT"

 

COGNITIVE BIAS

Composer + Voiceover: Jun Jun

 

Animation: The Movement Kitchen

a clip from "cut the FAT"

 

SOCIETAL COLLAPSE

Composer: Jun Jun

 

Field Recordings & Video: The Movement Kitchen

a clip from "cut the FAT"

 

RUNNING FALLING

Composer: Space Panther

 

Video: The Movement Kitchen

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