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.
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.
Here is a slideshow of various photographs taken during the performance:
Below are some selected scenes that we project during the performance:
Here is the unedited video documentation of the performance for the Encuentro (2019) at Ex Teresa in Mexico City:
Here is an early projection test that was done as part of the creation process for the performance:
CatoptROMANTICS is mentioned in the following survey of the 2019 Encuentro in Mexico City: