(Dis)embody

(Dis)embody, 2014 is a work that was made during my participation in the Contemporary Art Gallery Dance intensive with Brendan Fernades and Justine Chambers. The intensive concluded with the exhibition 600 Campbell curated by Shaun Dacey at the Russian Hall, Vancouver, BC.

(Dis)embody, is a text/dance piece that consisted of a plinth, 110 ink-jet prints, and a 110 piece puzzle. The plinth was located in the middle of the auditorium of the Hall with the layerd puzzle and ink-jet print texts on top. Throughout the duration of the opening a group of dancers from the intensive created a 6 hour choreographed work of the chairs originally found in the auditorium. Throughout this 6 hour durational performance the dancers negotiated space around my ” insitutional body” that was represented by the plinth. This was my dance with them. My dance with the audience was the invitation for them to take a ink jet print on transparent vellum with them. The prints represented my liberated body through the act of writting.  As each print was taken a puzzle underneath was slowly being revealed with each print taken. Thank you Justine Chambers for your honest and generous mentorship during the development of this work.

Performance Documentation:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/5446ggv56w5zwfy/AR%28Dis%29embody2014%20copy.mov?dl=0

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