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Akira and Nathan Lasker

Oedipals is a single channel video performance that explores emotional and physical transference between twins.

Engaging in a series of hygiene rituals, we stalk the notion of the original wound. Attempting to redress our splitting at birth through intense, physical means, we become one complete subject, reunited in subjectivity.

Unable to sustain this magnified, hybrid identity-in-ritual over time, slippages in our performance betray the complex tensions between us. These private moments, normally conducted alone, are transformed into abject, shared public experiences that nudge at ideas of incest and Oedipal conflict displaced.


Akira and Nathan Lasker, Oedipals, 2015, digital video, audio, 2:41 min