Collaborative performance with video and music
1999, Dixon Place, New York city
Conceived and performed by Alysse Stepanian and Sue Spaid
Sound design: Philip Mantione
scourge.org explores the resultant tensions, joy and humor underlying complex friendships. Having grown up as outsiders in Islamic societies, A-girl and Swede attempt to provoke each other’s different perspectives.
The performance is in 4 sections. Part 2 is The Field video, starring the two performers. Part 3 emulates a chatroom, where A-girl (Alysse) and Swede (Sue) talk to Tima and question her cultural values. The conversation is seen on the large visual projection of the chatroom, and is heard from the prerecorded voices of the performers.