Space Carcasses is an interdisciplinary performance that juxtaposes, superimposes, and asserts the body’s relationship to its built environment, particularly spaces that echo with Afro-diasporic forced migrations. A carcass leaves an imprint of a version of us we are no longer, a “skin,” a container that we have left behind. Like the residue of the body’s presence, the residue of architecture resonates with layered meanings through time and space. Facilitated by emergent technologies, the dancing body will become time traveler, truth teller, and historical record by extending into architecture and embodying it as an exoskeleton to access the ancestor like a masked dancer becomes EGUNGUN.
Onye Ozuzu creates on the land of the Timucua and Seminole Peoples.
Estimated Artist Fee: $13,375/performance or $24,875/week long residency.