This video is a first look into how people inhabit space, and how spaces become queer. I am choosing to focus this (very early stage) choreographic exploration on women’s bathrooms after experiencing numerous instances where I have been asked to leave the women’s room after being presumed to be male. For my partner this happens almost every time she uses a public restroom.
There are two sections to this video so far: outside the bathroom and inside. Right now I am thinking about the outside bathroom experience as what it means to be female. What kinds of body language or gestures satisfy enough requirements to pass in the bathroom? How do I prepare myself for this confrontation with gender norms, and how do I (or how could I) change my behaviors so that I can avoid having my presence questioned. Inside the bathroom I am looking at mundane activities and whether or not they are queer, or how they become queer via proximity.