Beuys Club, 2014

BEUYS CLUB is a collaboration between Jackie Du and Megan Moncrief. Their performances combine live and recorded sound, sculptural costumes, and choreographed symbolic gestures as well as spontaneous ecstatic movement. In a spirit reminiscent of Joseph Beuys' own animal performances, especially "I Like America and America Likes me" and "Explaining Pictures To a Dead Hare," BEUYS CLUB attempts to inhabit a shamanic mindset, practicing his philosophy of “healthy chaos, healthy amorphousness...which consciously warmed a cold, torpid form from the past, a convention of society, and which makes possible future forms.” As Beuys says, “This is precisely what the shaman does in order to bring about change and development: his nature is therapeutic.”

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