CatoptROMANTICS

The CatoptROMANTICS invite 12 guests to gather around a table. As the 2boys.tv alter egos, Gigi L’Amour and Pipi Douleur, our hosts invoke the presence of “the other” to the table—an intimate encounter where we can collectively contemplate how we ended up together in this moment and question who might be missing or excluded from our gathering.

CatoptROMANTICS. festival Phénomena, 2018. Photo Credit: Caroline Hayeur

We premiered this performance in French and English for the Phénomena festival in 2018 and we remounted it in Spanish and English at Ex Teresa in Mexico City for the 2019 Encuentro of performance and politics.

CatoptROMANTICS. festival Phénomena, 2018. Photo Credit: Caroline Hayeur

Unedited video documentation of performance for the Encuentro (2019) at Ex Teresa in Mexico City:

For the launch of the Operación Queer Website, we put together a short, online cabaret work called Bienvenidxs, based on some of the same themes and motifs.