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Recording: 2022-12-13 , Uferstudios (Video © Bickmann & Kolde GbR)

Zander Porter



Production Details / Press Releases

Synthetic sapphire lenses and/or/are/our eyes: contacting, capturing, caressing bodies and selves in proximity. (Un)seeing eyeballs and smartphones as “technological prostheses” prompts new dimensionality for flesh and (virtual) enmeshment. Representations pulsate and scan through embodiment with satellitic signal. Which spacetime emerges from recoding the “I” in transindividual? Proposed is a technogenetic matrix for rehearsing a ceremonial articulation of this inquiry.

3M0T1NG{/n3tw0rk1ng} works with dancing collaborators within a human-body(-[trans]individual) equation in which imaging devices and web semiotics backdrop vocabularies for emo-techno-social soma. Simulations of eye-contact and (non-)complex images disconnect essentialized “truths” from feelings and expressions. Rendered are psychic dissociations from normative emotionality, re-manifesting (or “queering”) inter-relational communications in “real” (hallucinatory) and virtual (sensational) time.

Zander Porter is a US-American artist based between Berlin, Los Angeles, and Amsterdam. Working between liveness and onlineness, ze realizes performative articulations of mediated togetherness, (dis)identification, and (dis)embodiment. In xyr practice, Zander negotiates attention, gender, affect, subjectivity, and role play through an approach to internet semiotics, hormonal technologies, and surveillance paradigms with a mixture of curiosity, reverence, and skepticism. Ze has been a core member of XenoEntities Network (XEN), a platform for discussion and experimentation focusing on intersections of queer, gender, and feminist studies with digital technologies. Holding a BA in Art Studio (with additional coursework in Computer Science and Performance Studies) from Wesleyan University and (soon) an MA in Choreography from DAS Graduate School – Amsterdam University of the Arts, Zander has worked or participated in residencies at Swiss Institute / Contemporary Art New York, Cité internationale des arts, Trauma Bar und Kino, ACUD MACHT NEU, the Saison Foundation, and National Institute for Space Research (INPE), among others.

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Cast & Credits

Choreography: Zander Porter
Performance: Juan Pablo Cámara, Forough Fami, Charlie Laban Trier, Simone Gisela Weber, Jakob Wittkowsky
Music: Li Yilei
Costume: Dynno Dada
Makeup: Queen of Virginity
Outside-eyes: Setareh Fatehi, Elisa Zuppini
Technical: Bram Snijders
Mentorship: Erin Manning

Zander Porter was invited by the Saison Foundation (Tokyo) as a resident artist in 2021-2022 and by SACi-E / National Institute for Space Research (São José dos Campos) as a resident artist in 2022. Zander developed 3M0T1NG alongside research at DAS Choreography – Amsterdam University of the Arts in 2021-2023 with technological support from IDlab – Academy for Theater and Dance and research support from DAS Research. 3M0T1NG has been created in critical collaboration/participation with artists Isis Andreatta, Ahmed El Gendy, and Raoni Muzho Saleh.

Supported by the NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ – STEPPING OUT, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the NEUSTART KULTUR initiative, aid-program dance. Supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media within the program NEUSTART KULTUR.


Uferstr. 8/23
13357 Berlin


Video Documentation

The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):

University Library of the Berlin University of Arts
Mediathek für Tanz und Theater des Internationalen Theaterinstituts / Mime Centrum Berlin
Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT)

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