Boredom and its Acid Touch
x5 30 min performances, Frieze Live 2017 London
Performed by Joel O'donoghue, Chiara Favaretti, Marta Masiero
images Damian Griffiths

Boredom and its Acid Touch was a commission for Frieze Live London. Inspired by the marginalia found on illuminated manuscripts. Playing with synchronicity and fragmentation, over 5 Acts the costumes and characters changed each day bringing with them their own idiosyncrasies. Choreographed using part yoga part dance it mixed historical references with virtual posing. By using the audience’s social media documentation I reflected on our changing relationship to boredom which is now lived through our phones where this project is resolved as a series of GIFs, exploring what contemporary marginalia might be.