Novel recorded forms of movement exploring female representation
by Narahin Shech
This work utilizes the TriCaster system in the Black Box Theater in order to capture aerial footage of a female subject and her movement (See 'Comp-2'). The movement ranges in expressiveness and speed, all the while conveying the subjectʼs uneasy internal states. Additionally, the black floor and aerial angle of the camera aids in creating a kind of optical tension, in which it is unclear whether the female subject is dancing on the ground or on a wall. This tension makes for a compelling reference to traditional representations of the female-qua-human experience of being (e.g., Charlotte Perkins Gilmanʼs The Yellow Wall-paper). For the residency, I propose to evolve this work into either (1) a multi-dancer live performance/projection piece or (2) a multi-body large-scale installation piece.