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This performance took place amidst the ruins of a WWII Nazi artillery bunker in Longues-Sur-Mer, Normandy, France on July 10, 2019. By embodying a nonsensical choreography, I wanted to reify the absurdity of war by making vain attempts to leap over this colossal concrete structure. Blending forms specific to vogueing and improvisational dance, the video is spliced by screenshots of fragments from the Berlin Wall being sold on eBay at that time. By weaving the space of tourism with the space of the internet, I wanted to consider how we might revisit the past and commodify the present. The audio track accompanying the video is the song “The Ruins of Berlin” by Marlene Dietrich (from the soundtrack of the 1948 film "A Foreign Affair").