Human hands are so utterly...human. Opposable thumbs and all that, have contributed mightily to the things that define us. The act of covering them up has a bevy of connotations. Correspondingly sexy, sultry, suspicious, scientific, sinister,and strange- the covered hand is a visual icon around the world. I feel a performance concept forming...
"A good idea in human hands easily becomes an evil idea."(?)
Girl groups of the 1960's were a mash-up of female empowerment and misogyny- featuring songs that simultaneously plot and pine for male attention. I love when cultural artifacts are two seemingly opposing things at once. These oxymoronic scenarios feel like a true representation of reality, but I digress...
I think the performance is going to be an appropriation of girl group choreography, cooking recipes, and tambourine/ handclap rhythms (Developing).