Josh Hoglund

Joshua Hoglund remembers stories in performance and makes a spectacle out of the mundane and overlooked. His performance is a dance-lecture about how faces and emotions are co-emergent, and how kissing provides a slippery supposition between two faces; a respite from communication, where sensation’s precedence over perception blurs subjective boundaries. His LinkUP Mentor is Patrick Durgin. Joshua, together and his collaborators: Elise Cowin, Christine Shallenberg, Ryan Wright with Evan Hill (dramaturge), has developed KISS ME. When we kiss, where do our faces go? When you feel an emotion, what happens to all the other potential emotions that might have been? In this performance I will kiss you. I hope we kiss. To be running breathlessly but to have not yet arrived is itself delightful, a suspended moment of living hope. Now that we are here, now that we are face to face, how might we get to a kiss? KISS ME is a dance-lecture about how faces and emotions are co-emergent, and how kissing provides a slippery supposition between two faces; a respite from communication, where sensation’s precedence over perception blurs subjective boundaries.