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Martin Kersels' XXXXXXXXO - Debuts on MOCAtv

Martin Kersels often plays with what's maladapted, off, and decidedly out of shape. Kersels's playfulness often emerges from his own body—in a nod to his physique, Kersels once called a solo show "Heavyweight Champion"—and deeply informs two of his career interests, sound and physical comedy. "XXXXXXXXO" begins with a figure buried in a purple turtleneck and oversized PJs thrash-dancing in a drab, linoleum-lined hallway to live drums. In the end, the artist dons the same snowflake fleece pants and the same turtleneck (now a belly shirt) and does the same, navigating the gyrating terrain between funny and pathetic, humor and pathos.