Written & performed by Okwui Okpokwasili. Arts House & Melbourne Festival in association with Performance Space 122, as part of PS122 GLOBAL. Arts House, North Melbourne. 8-12 October 2015.
Okwui Okpokwasili is a tall, slim, rangy woman. Hers is the body of an athlete, perhaps from Somalia or the Sudan. She stands turned away in the corner of the performance space. (There is no stage, just a space, surrounded by translucent curtains.) She is moving, but we can’t see her face. She shakes, she quivers, she undulates, she trembles, she shivers. Sometimes her bare feet stomp and her knees almost buckle. Almost. Her long beautiful arms reach out, making fleeting gestures that seems for mere moments to suggest so many things: an