Age Sex Location (ASL) considers what it means to perform desire in text, through the practice of ‘sexting’. We watch eight people encounter each other over a series of episodes. What does it mean to have a deeply intimate conversation with someone in a virtual setting, without knowing who they are? What does that allow you to say? How productive can the uncertainty of the encounter, the thrill of not knowing, be for you? Text, here, allows for radical imaginations of the body in ways that are disconnected from, and hence free of, the sequential constraints of the real world. It is excruciating, the time it takes to unhook a bra...but in text, it can become the score for a series of other actions. You are not muttering impatiently because that third hook is always the nastiest one, while you sext.
Follow eight performers, literally and sensorially, as they perform desire, for themselves, for each other, and for you.
Age Sex Location is conceived by Ranjana Dave. View her other work here.
ASL is a project within the framework of Five Million Incidents 2019-2020, conceived by Goethe-Institut/ Max Mueller Bhavan in collaboration with Raqs Media Collective.