Bully Fae

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Bully Fae

  • Sunday
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    4:40pm
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    Dance Pavilion

Bully Fae is a musical act comprised of stand-up comedy, poetry, dance, and music, that tells a story about abjection, seduction, addiction, and queerness. The project began as an accident. Inspired by an urgency to document ideas in real time, I bought a voice recorder with the intention of describing my thoughts on art and my plans to make it. As I began my auto-dictation process of talking while walking, my interest in this device evolved; it's musicality i.e. the meter of words and the beat of my steps composed what sounded more like song or poetry than marginal commentary. This method of making became my dominant method. It is the construction site for language that informs an interdisciplinary practice; a way to design performance without a predetermined mission and a receptacle for emotional waste products. Bully Fae's incantations conjure images of prosthetic limbs locking themselves into a system, being burned alive by an audience, being possessed by performance, and becoming incorporeal. The music itself is experimental electronic beats. They are composed with everyday noise, percussion, and cinematic effects and are arranged to syncopate under my locomotive chatter/rapping/reading to create an uncanny symmetry. The title "Defy A Thing To Be" comes from a poem by a friend, Amanda Horowitz, and captures perfectly the myriad spirit of the project.