Performance and Video, 2014
Performed at The Brick Theater in Brooklyn.
;( is a performance duet with Liz McAuliffe. Replicating a targeted YouTube advertisement as the video set, the characters are sucked into an anxiety-spiral where, through movement, Khoshbin and McAuliffe both battle and become the commercial demons that interrupt our lives. Stripping the video down and redrawing the aesthetic forms of a YouTube advertisement, they highlight the signification and construction of a version of self-identity through surveilled, personalized web browsing. At the end, they finally watch the video they were waiting for: a video of themselves, thus questioning the narcissistic effect of user-generated media and the solipsistic feedback loop it creates.