A Necessary Tension

Performance, streamed live April 10, 2020

“A Necessary Tension” (performed live on April.10th,2020 by Chipo Chipaziwa

————————————————As a response to Art McKay’s “Tension” (1961), I will perform physical distancing from my phone, which has recently been serving as the link between me and the ones I love. 
As much as I want to hug you, as much as I want to stand close to you, and as much as I want to kiss you, I should not. As a means to ensure that we will share those sacred moments again, we must abstain from our desires to sustain them. 

A Necessary Tension (2020)

April 10, 2020

Performance by Chipo Chipaziwa.


As a response to Art McKay’s Tension (1961), I will perform physical distancing from my phone, which has recently been serving as the link between me and the ones I love.

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As much as I want to hug you, as much as I want to stand close to you, and as much as I want to kiss you, I should not. As a means to ensure that we will share those sacred moments again, we must abstain from our desires to sustain them. 


CHIPO CHIPAZIWA was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She has lived in Malaysia; Switzerland; New York;  Zimbabwe and currently resides in Vancouver.


Chipaziwa is a performance artist who works both independently and collaboratively. Chipaziwa is part of the performance art collective CUERPO, which was found by artist Guadalupe Martinez. 


Chipaziwa’s work addresses the duality of subjectivity and objectivity; the notion of identity and its fluidity, and the performativity of the African [female] body. 


https://chipochipaziwa.pb.online/

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