Just Follow These Instructions And You Will Be Fine (on the night)
Instructions courtesy of the “History Will Be Kind To Me For I Intend To Perform It” artists and curators:
Leena Kela (Finland), Márcio Carvalho (Portugal), Christian Etongo (Cameroon), Serge Olivier Fokoua (Cameroon/Canada), Diana Soria Hernandez (Finland/Mexico), Gøril Wallin (Norway), Hiroko Tsuchimoto (Japan)
Performed by Anthea Moys and, if you like, you.
Moys, a South African artist well-known for performing her failures across the globe, will now attempt to perform, with you, a set of specific instructions given to her by her fellow artists. For the travelling “History will be kind to me for I intend to perform it” project, Anthea has recorded various instructions from each artist/curator in order to learn more about their performance practice. The instructors could choose to give instructions for any of the following provocations:
How to prepare for a performance
How to do a performance
How to recover from a performance
From these recordings, she has created a score, which she will herself attempt to perform with you on the night. The work aims to reveal the process of listening and learning through laughter and play, with and from the other. It also experiments with trial and error and practical performative exchange as a playful way to practice decolonization.