DEFENSE MECHANISM ou MÉCANISME DE DÉFENSE
a live performance by A.S.M.Kobayashi, 2012

In her French debut, Kobayashi invites us into her imagination through her one woman show, commissioned by Les Subsistances Performance Center in Lyon, France. Kobayashi combines consumer security surveillance technology with her ensemble of characters and a collection of humour and dark narratives rotating around the theme of fear. While Kobayashi performs for four on stage cameras, Christopher Allen uses the Defender security system to cut from one angle to the other. He also incorporates pre recorded media, forcing the audience to switch their attention between the video projected on screen and performance happening before
them.

This performance was developed at a 2012 residency at Les Subsistances, Lyon France.
www.les-subs.com/ca-tremble.htm