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MAKE BANANA CRY - ANDREW TAY ET STEPHEN THOMPSON

MAKE BANANA CRY - ANDREW TAY ET STEPHEN THOMPSON

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June 2, 2022 to June 5, 2022

UQAM - Pavillon Sherbrooke Book

Provocative and unconventional creators Andrew Tay and Stephen Thompson are at the helm of Make Banana Cry, a subversive runway featuring a parade of body politics prepared to trouble the Western gaze. Recklessly flirting with cultural clichés inside an immersive fake “exhibition” by visual artist Dominique Petrin, they critique and protest against stereotypes of “Asian-ness”.

In an attempt to shake off the weight of representation and fetishization, the two partners in crime open the doors to a destabilizing space meant to challenge assumptions. Make Banana Cry acts as a choreographic machine where performers confront the tension between their cultural identities and stereotypes. An irreverent happening which contemplates the problematics of “universal” western popular culture while drawing on the intersectional artistic backgrounds of each of the invited artists.