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tastes like your tongue was originally a solo developed by Ragin, with sound created by Samba Jean-Baptiste. In the creation of this performance, Ragin is moved by the human tendency to categorize people, ideas, and even objects. This mental tidying often causes us to lose the nuance, and therefore the essence, of that which we are categorizing.
it is a cluttered take on the implausibility of innocence, cloaked in the residue of someone else’s words. the room is a riddle, the curtains embroidered with water. vacant breezes nibble at harbored regions, reviving an itchiness like the one that comes just after rolling in grass. moving to the center is a body made of clouds stuck between inner and outer worlds. it turns to find our only distinguished guest rotting near the grates, warning us to be wary of acidity disguised as sweetness.
Ragin has presented tastes like your tongue at ESTIA Day Fest and Fabled Narcissism. During her summer residency at Nancy Manocherian's the cell theatre, Ragin invited new collaborators to expand tastes like your tongue into a hypnotic short film, soon to premiere in Brooklyn and Manhattan.
2023 Residency Team
in process photos
by Raine Roberts at the cell theatre