Commission a Performance for Personas Outside of Comfort Zone
Make Your Own
I will create a promotional video featuring twins
I will get Australian twins to read out your message
one. the ad twins
(note: “Liat” is pronounced LEE-AHT -- rhymes with FIAT, the car company)
left: Hi, i’m Emily.
right: ...and i’m Liat.
together: ..and we’re anxious to make.
left: I’m an artist living in LA.
right: And I’m an artist in Oakland.
together: Sometimes we wondered what it would feel like to be twins.
left: We’re feminists.
right: Just so you know. Like, sometimes people ask me how I got to where I am. And It’s not because of my looks.
together. It’s not because of our looks.
left: It’s not about bodies. It’s about minds. It’s about art.
right: We wanted to try on these bodies to say that.
together: These feminist twin bodies.
left: I’m a feminist twin. It feels…
right: How does it feel?
left: I’m not sure yet.
right: Yeah. me neither. (pause) You look good though.
left: Don’t say that.
right: Sorry. Engrained patriarchy. Ugh.
left: It’s ok.
right: I feel less lonely.
left: You do?
left: Are you anybody’s favorite person?
left: Are you the favorite person of anybody?
left: I can give you some more time to think about it.
right: No, no, that’s ok. (pause) I am. I am somebody’s favorite person
left: Ok, so can I ask you how sure you are of this? Are you very certain, confident, you think so, not sure, or could be?
right: Oh, I’m very certain!
left: Ok, that’s the highest, the top.
right: I know. You’re my twin. So… it has to be true.
(With surprise, as if she doesn’t feel that the other twin is her favorite person) left: Oh!
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right: Yeah. That’s how I know I’m somebody’s favorite person.
right: I’ve always wanted to be a man.
left: I’ve always wanted that, too.
right: Like, a art-businessman, with a sharp blazer.
left: And a twin! That’s what I want.
right: What would you do as an art-twin-businessman?
left: I guess I would talk to a camera.
left: And I would write business plans. I would write business plans about how to make yourself an Internet empire. I’d take my twin-businessman to venture capital meetings, and we’d surround angel investors until they pulled out their checkbooks.
three. the australian twins.
right: hahaha, that’s a great idea. What would you do when the checkbook comes out?
left: I would take the check! And run to the bank! I would deposit it and begin my internet empire.
right: I love the Internet. That’s the teenage boy inside me.
(both look down at bodies, and realize that they are teenage boys)
together: whoa! our bodies!
right: I always told you that you text like a teenage boy.
right: Oh man, this is great. I love being a teenager. The angst! The firsts!
left: So we’re teenage boy twins?
left: Do you think we’ve fallen in love yet?
right: I don’t know. (pause) I think I almost have, but not quite. I think I came close.
left: I think I fell in love.
right: How did it feel?
left: It was a lot of emotions. Oh man. Intoxicating. I think it was like a deep ocean. Like the kind of deep oceans in geology books.
right: I love oceans. I think my first time will feel like a big fire. A big fire burning in a deep hole.
left: But you have fallen in love before, right?
right: *I* have, but this teenage boy hasn’t. So I’m trying to picture what *his* first time will be like. I think it will be a deep hole with a fire in it.
left: Whoa, these roles, these holes. There is so much digging.