with Anahid Nersessian and Stephanie LaCava
In the medieval song-form called tenso–or debate–two poets converge on a single subject, usually having to do with love and/or ethics. One voice sets out a problem; the other voice responds.
This performance is a debate, a letter, an object, and a theory. Through excerpts from their collaborative book-in-progress, LaCava and Nersessian agitate, disturb, and defy the terms of desire as an aesthetic as well as an intimate category.
Image: Marcel Duchamp, Le Bec Auer, (1968)