Emily Mast

4030 N. Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90065 mastonfig@gmail.com


IFIF, 2022, performance, 38 minutes

IFIF is a secular, group ritual in the form of a game that employs chance, dance and trance. It is one of many exercises that was born out of a methodology Mast began developing during the pandemic. Mast and her collaborators employ hypnosis, tantra, dom/sub dynamics, emotional attunement, physical movement, free writing, and theatrical techniques to invent consent and boundary frameworks that engage the subconscious and mine it as a tool for creation and transformation. IFIF is one of many aesthetic frameworks that reveal the messy, vulnerable side of the rehearsal process. It was shared with an audience for the very first time at Human Resources.

Performed by: Reza Arzanian, Emily Mast, Joe Seely, Ryat Yezbick
Music: Plastikman, Richie Hawtin, Len Faki, Chilly Gonzales
Video: Jason Underhill