Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau
HAND SHAKE LIVE STREAM
A late night, slow paced, live streamed performance about handshakes and hierarchy.
I want to talk through some ideas I’ve been having about gestures and power. And I thought it might be nice to do it later in the evening, once our dinner has gone down and we’ve watched our programmes. Let’s start at 10pm, I won’t go later than 12. Engage as much or as little as you want. I promise to keep it relaxed and relaxing so you can watch or listen as you wind down on the sofa or get ready for beddy byes.
I’ll show you a few different handshakes, talk about where they’re from and why I think they’re interesting. I’ll use the handshakes as ways to think through gesture as a form of metaphor, and metaphors as ways of expressing power relations. I’ll backtrack, digress, and circle around forming new associative relations between bits of research as I go.