In the third weekend of Out There 25, choreographers/authors Trajal Harrell, Cécilia Bengolea, François Chaignaud, and Marlene Monteiro Freitas, bring their work (M)imosa to the Walker. It is the medium version of Harrell’s series of seven (sized XS-XL, Jr., and made-to-measure) titled Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at the Judson Church. The series is based on Paris is Burning, a documentary film on voguing. In preparation for their visit to the Walker, we asked Harrell to take part in our 8-Ball series, in which artists answer questions about some of life’s most (and possibly least) pressing issues:
What global issue most excites or angers you?
What’s one of your guilty pleasures?
How do you like to unwind/relax?
Whom would you like to spend three hours in an elevator with?
What is your favorite euphemism?
If you could have any job/career, what would you choose?
Foundation officer of foundation with a billion-dollar endowment
What’s your favorite comfort food?
Fried fish and collard greens
When did you realize you wanted to be an artist?
(M)imosa/ Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at the Judson Church runs January 24-26, 2013.