you are nothing/you were all i had (work in progress, digital video/GoPro and performance piece)
direction, concept, video cinematography and sound by Lucy Kerr
choreography and performance by Mackenzie Taylor and Lucy Kerr
video edited by Ryan Shuler and Lucy Kerr
featuring “Do You Think You’re Better Off Alone” Alice DJ YouTube remix by undernetpolice
you are nothing/you were all I had is a video and performance study surrounding simultaneity: a simultaneous presence of the director and performer and a simultaneous trajectory of process and product. The piece is rooted in questions of control and what the human form, which is in a constant conversation with gravity, can touch. The performers are in a dynamic relationship with the ground, while the sky remains an untouchable, unchangeable entity that is nonetheless longed for and looked up to. The piece is interested in our fixation toward upwardness, as the techno song continues to spiral up and up. And though the dance cannot quite reach to the emotional heights of the music, the piece is grounded in the intimacy of spaces between – spaces between the the obedience performer and the power of the director and spaces between the the process of creation and the product of the work – asking: what occurs at the border of subject and object?
video and performance project