Concept, light, space, sound and artistic direction Ana Borralho & João Galante
Performers 13 local people chosen trough workshop/audition
Make-up Jorge Bragada + 2 local make-up artist
Performance: Galeria Graça Brandão (PT), LuxFragil (PT)
SexyMF is based on erotic imaginary, questioning asymmetries that regulate social identities and the definitions of male/female, which causes strong emotions in the viewer by confronting him/her with characters whose bodies are completely exposed and that shows a very obvious gender/sexual ambiguity. The 13 performers(chosen from the persons who attend the workshop) are totally naked, their heads transformed through make-up so that each of them has a different gender from the body he or she belongs to. Sitting face to face with the 13 performers, the audience establishes a very intimate and direct relationship with them, with no words for an undetermined period. While this is happening the audience is listening, repeatedly, to a love song with headphones (each headphone has a diferent song). The ambient sound is birdsongs listen through a guitar amp. There are also two violin players live playing classical music . It is the viewer who defines the time of the performance, the kind of relationship (by choosing a certain performer) and the moment he/she leaves. All other viewers are put waiting for a seat. As in a voyeuristic game they are free to watch the performance and the relationships established by others from the outside, choosing to later participate in the performance or not.