Mauve Bird with Yellow Teeth Red Feathers Green Feet and a Rose Belly, Part: YELLOW 

Bryant Park, 2016

Upsalla Botanical Garden, 2016

Part Yellow explores the conception of Desire and should be viewed as a sequel to the Blue chapter that dealt with empathy. Eros stems from the same source, but is also a multifaceted driving force that generates emotions and movement within a person and a community. Sarah Ahmed, among others, has shown how problematic the binary thinking of psychoanalysis is today that builds upon the idea that the force of attraction can only be directed towards the other gender, with the male as norm. Ahmed explains how emotions operate both collectively and on an individual level; that emotions can arise in an individual and influence what the people around them are feeling, just as the emotions of an individual can be initiated by the emotions of the surrounding crowd. It is this interaction and exchange of emotions that forms the distinction between the “I” and “we”. Through “wonder” we experience the world with new eyes, but this is not about experiences that are cut off from previous ones. Instead, these new experiences contribute to a radically changed relationship to the past, which is seen in an entirely new light. Ahmed writes: ”…wonder is a passion that motivates the desire to keep looking...” 

Presented by Bryant Park, Art Production Fund, Fridman Gallery, and The Franklin Furnace Fund supported by Jerome Foundation, The SHS Foundation, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and general operating support from the New York State Council on the Arts, and with support from Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

Movers: Maia Karo, Rebecca Pristoop, Mor Mendel, Sabrina Shapiro, Asher Mones, Laura Bernstein, Tina Wang
Costume Design by Ella Dagan
Photos by Charlie Rubin, Naroa Lizar, and Stewen Quigley

Performed at Bryant Park & Uppsala Botanical Gardens
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