installation and performance, SVA, New York, 2012
Mechanical Dance questions the boundaries between interior and exterior, inanimate and animated, organic and structural from a performative point of view. This simple kinaesthetic sculptural piece was based on the transformation of a two dimensional sheet of wood by a couple of performers engaged in a minimalist choreography. Their bodies were bound to an extremity of the surface with a pulley system. By walking forwards or backwards, their weight would move, lift and curve the inanimate surface in an unusual way. In addition, a mechanical sound and lighting shooting through the laser cut wood embraced the viewers.
Performers : Dominique Blumer and Jeremiah Lewis
wood (120 x 400 cm), cord, pulleys, hooks, light, sound