Monday, October 18, 2010
Go! Push Pops LAND ON THE MOON
The Push Pops Land on the Moon, The Push Pop Collective's third interdisciplinary performance, took place in two parts on September 11th, 2010. Through a ritual reclaiming of the universal territory known as the moon, the Push Pops sang in English, Spanish and Russian, erasing history and erecting a new state of consciousness as they become the very first human beings to land and discover this unique and mysterious lunar terrain. Fugitives of gravity, The Push Pops land on the moon wielding a hybrid red white and blue flag, a diamond-shaped amalgam of the flags of their respective countries of origin - Russia, Chile and the United States. The Push Pops Land on the Moon in a gesture of co-ownership, co-authorship and radical multiplicity. Landing in tandem to footage of Armstrong's fictitious voyage, the Push Pop's skirt media dissolution, projecting a powerful neo-narrative onto a cross cultural blind spot. Characteristically utopic and feminist, this project erects a matrix of important questions concerning the content of border zones, behaviors, bodies and territories in space. Who sings the nation state? Who sings the universe? Who sings the moon? Following the planting of their flag the Push Pops zoom back to earth for a ceremonial parade on the L train from 8th Ave. to Brooklyn.