For their performance IDK, BFF combines video projections, physical objects, and live choreography to create a space half domestic, half cyber, preeminent, yet extensively accessible. Using a physical language derived from traditional spiritual dances and interpreted though contemporary video game movements, the performer communicates with an omniscient android voice, relaying Q+As from google trends and chatbots. Through this ‘dance’, IDK investigates the ‘unknown’, where interpersonal connectivity and meaning is built through systems of technological communication.
BFFAEAETDDUP is Giana Gambino and Rachel Steinberg. Together they playfully investigate the change in social interaction and communication, due to the development of technology. Using internet based dialogue, appropriated footage, a variety of open source media, scaled down constructed environments, and live actors to create invented scenarios, BFFAEAETDDUP focuses on the transformation and disjuncture of interpersonal communication.
In 2008 Giana Gambino received her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University and Rachel Steinberg from Pratt Institute. They met in 2007 and began to share artwork, ideas, and concepts later in 2010 when they shared a studio space in Brooklyn. Together, they focus on creating small-scale sculptures, videos and performances inspired by changes in communication left undefined by cyber reality.
Love Muwwakkil is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography. Upon graduating, Love moved to New York City and joined modern dance company Urban Bush Women. After several seasons with Urban Bush Women, Love started working for Royal Caribbean on one of the largest cruise ships in the world. Currently, Love works as a freelance dancer, teacher and choreographer.