Sleep Piece (2017, durational performance piece)

Sleep Piece explores questions of the non/performative body in public space and is interested in fractured personal experience when negotiating expectations for posture. Sleep logs (sleep positions, movements, and habits) were archived by the all-women cast and translated to the public sphere Рrevealing a tension between the movement of the unconscious, unobserved self and usual upright, self-conscious, repetitive, and always observed pedestrian performance. The women simultaneously perform choreographies devised by cutting segments of their bodies into opposing mechanisms for movement, creating a broken sense of physicality and oscillating between tenderness/solidarity and messy moments of yearning & misfitting.

This piece was performed at Queensbridge Park in Long Island City as part of INSITU Site-Specific Festival in Summer 2017.

concept, direction/organization by Lucy Kerr
choreography by Lucy Kerr, Rina Espiritu, Elyse Desmond, Lir Katz, Mackenzie Taylor, Stacy Collado, and Kristen DeLillo
performed by Rina Espiritu, Elyse Desmond, Lir Katz, Mackenzie Taylor, Stacy Collado, and Kristen DeLillo

sleep piece excerpt from Lucy Kerr on Vimeo.