NoName Salaman performs in:
sniff sniff sniff PLACE EMPTY
I performed this piece at experimental music venue The Lubber Fiend as part of TransLament 2023.
'negotiating their relationship with the objects: the flame, the scarf, the table, the sound of their click clapping heels, they tenderly massage their way through dances, old and new, a call to the ancestors, to the future and to the present moment watch me '
This solo has been created, developed and performed without funding. my first point of inspiration for the work was reading the punk fantasy novel seawitch
by never Angeline nørth
I experienced a beautiful
and radically otherworldly exploration of spirituality,
ancestry, magic, judaism, relationship to earth, body and objects from a punk + transgender + jewish perspective.
across two years this work has been my opportunity to interrogate my relationship to jewishness, body, desire, modesty, power, performance space and kink practices in my own time, and is part of my expanding experimental sound, movement and improvisation practice.
contemplating my erupting spiritual dimension - a bizarre queer dream
sniff sniff sniff (a small desk creature reminiscent of a rodent approaches): I want to talk about being a jew
Pencil case: I think you know how inappropriate it is to say that here
You haven't even been invited
sniff sniff sniff: I want to stop
this ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHH party RIGHT NOW
Pencil case: You center yourself
Stop being an interrupter ..and you smell sooooo badly of yourself
'Inside a pen, there is a poem, inside the poem there is a man, inside the man there is a poem, inside the poem there is a man'
sniff sniff sniff: Yes but is there a God without a Jew?
Pencil case: You are very confused, nothing you're saying makes any sense, pull a card, any card
go masturbate and
go back to TAROT school
The voice of the pen: HEADLINES HAVE YOU READ THE HEADLINES
DYKE INTERRUPTS THE SPIRITUAL DIMENSIONS