Time: February 12, 2013
Space: Museum of Contemporary Art & Design MCAD - De La Salle College of St. Benilde School for Design and Art
Russ' first performance for 2013 and as a migrant to Manila searches for signs of life after a brief hiatus from the familiarity of his own. In this piece, Russ assumes four characters, his performing self and three of his alter-egos (Ghost, Mdm B. Niyaan, and Happy), and gives them each a period of time to percolate and manifest, allowing him to catch up on each persona - a brief updating of their concerns and expressions. The characters themselves are at times treated as metaphor's to certain milestones in the artist's life and are personal indications of a balanced and lucid existence. Signs of Life revisits Russ' other selves - an attempt to return to a more familiar self and world view.