Body Fluids is a tactile exploration of the living feminine body in a dying world. Blending traditional solo performance methods with use of "dated" technologies, Sophia Valera Heinecke examines the life cycle of both the natural and unnatural parts of being human. From birth to death, we continue to recede, develop, encounter and overcome things inside of ourselves that affect how we move in the world. Body Fluids is an invitation to explore the blood, sweat, and tears that make it all possible.
Presented with support from The Performance Project at University Settlement.
Project Supported by The Performance Project (NYC).
Set in 2019, Kanye West has been assassinated on the campaign trail approaching the date for the presidential election, for which he is a nominee. Kim Kardashian is sitting down for an interview - something that for once is not controlled by her mother, or, she hopes, centering around her own pop culture identity. The "interview" quickly devolves into a conversation between two strong and notable women contending with issues of motherhood, public life in the age of new and social media, and female celebrity.
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Trash Lord: Domestication is a performative gender exploration that compares process losing and finding oneself through love and the process of domesticating wild animals. Artist Sophia Valera Heinecke presents a meditation on the politics of self sacrifice and modern relationships that is both poetic and provocative, utilizing a tapestry of personal stories and accounts based on the research work of Jane Goodall, Jared Diamond, and other experts in the field. Part of the Trash Lord Trilogy, the deeply personal yet factually based Trash Lord: Domestication will leave you questioning the ways society and biology lead us to commit to our romantic and sexual partners.
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Utilizing the synergy of her lived experience and panache for collecting trash, Sophia Heinecke takes audiences on a dumpster diving whirlwind of androgyny. Trash Lord: What Men and Found Objects Have Taught Me About Building My Best Self is a personal examination of the life form Sophia Valera Heinecke and her specific gender identities as they have developed through items literally picked out of the garbage. Each chapter begins and ends with real life found object stories allowing the tangibility of the objects and emotions to effectively convey the societal confusion of gender as spectrum, while still centering around a narrative architected from a distinct, female perspective.
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In an attempt to escape her home in North Dakota, Luna wrestles with abandoning her dying mother and selling her small plot of land as a site for fracking or staying put in her dead end life.
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Supported in part by The Kevin Spacey Foundation: America
Going To Market the story of Devin, a young father on the run from his home in Virginia in the early '90s. He and his 13 year old daughter relocate to Hunts Point in the Bronx, and they find that adjusting to a new life in a new city as outsiders is harder--and more dangerous--than they thought.
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