More Pics Bro…
“More pics bro” is a dance of virtual authenticity, ritualized sexuality roles, occult traditions and sanctity of information. Looking into software-driven geo-social sexual transactions to examine the digital interface affecting sexuality, interpersonal communication, embodiment and attention spans. Addressing Grindr, cruising, hyper-masculinity and militant gays. I believe queer identity is being depoliticized and assimilated into normative legal and economic models.
The score takes the shape of a ritual. The audience invades the space and it begins. 4 men cruise the audience, then each other. Moving to the stage for a heated gestural stalemate of rock, paper, scissors, ending in a sexualized dog-pile. The pile stands becoming a violent mechanical mass of ‘masc’. A phrase relayed body to body. Partnering manipulates the bodies to appear as four-legged headless torsos. The identity virtually identical but maintaining physical separation. The last portion being focused on merging and spreading assimilation as information.
Jos McKain is a classically-trained and self-taught dance maker and performance artist. His creative work approaches performances as a shamanic ritual where the heightened state of performance acts as a trance-like state. This work is reflective of formative yeas spent on Indian Reservations and training in the classical East Indian Kathak with Master Teacher Priya Lasya-ji. Since then his training has encompassed Dunham Technique, West African forms, yoga, Tai Chi and a 5 year mentorship with Sean Greene, former master teacher of the Bella Lewitsky Dance Company. Currenty based in between LA and NYC McKain has been performing for over a decade in the Los Angeles area. First as creative director and choreographer of the Bush-era dada-punk collective, The Vixen Kabarett, once described as “ …..a cross between the Pussycat Dolls Live and A Clockwork Orange.” Since then his focus has shifted towards contemporary performance/dance. Specifically focusing on the transient nature of digital memory onto analog bodies and the Internet as a spiritual practice. Performance is a language, predating any formalized approach to visual art. Before we drew on the walls in caves we howled around campfires and frenzied our persons into a sweat. He has curated shows for Machine Project, Highways and Electronic Daisy Carnival. His venue credits include Carnegie Hall, MOMA PS1, LACMA, MOCA and MOA. He has appeared in work by Ryan Heffington, WIFE, Marina Abramovic, Scott Benzel, Jerome Bel, Daft Punk, Mike Kelley, and Peter Bogdonovich.
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