IT'S NOT THAT SIMPLE (2008-2018)

'asses in seats'

Personal. Exhibit. Intrusion.

May 29th and 30th, 2020

Do you think anyone who ever said “I don’t care if you’re gay, just keep it in the bedroom”, imagined that someday our bedrooms would become our cubicles?'asses in seats' is an experiment that connects the hyperrealism of adjusting to quarantine life with the existential question: “If I drastically change my appearance in the middle of the night to cope with my mounting anxiety and loneliness, and no one responds to my Instagram story to tell me I might be crazy but at least I look good, did I really give myself a mullet?” Video conferencing for like, everything, has introduced a new kind of intimacy; one that reveals a sliver of our personal lives to everyone we interact with. asses in seats investigates how queer people construct their selfhood in isolation and present themselves to the digital world. In this piece the performers reach through the laptop screen and take you home with them to show you what the webcam doesn’t see.

 

Created by: Dienae Hunter, William Crook, and John Harris

This show premiered the same evening as 'On Repeat...'