I want to see you limp with pleasure, 2006
I want to see you limp with pleasure
November 30, 2006
Performance by Holly Faurot & Sarah H. Paulson
Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York
2-hour performance with sound by Joel Mellin
In I want to see you limp with pleasure, the artists sit atop ottomans, performing private gestures, as they act as distant directors of the two-hour nonlinear event. The remaining ten performers in the adjacent room take cues from the artists via live feed video displayed on multiple monitors. Performers also rely on two pre-recorded videos to dictate their movements and boundaries. In one video, a woman executes fleeting gestures, while in another, an ambiguous animal form is caught by a surveillance camera. Selected performers are responsible for actively switching the videos on the monitors. Chance occurrences and retreats from the system fuel the self-regulating work.
This performance took place in conjunction with Peggy Jarrell Kaplan's "Contemporary Dance: Portraits of Choreographers", Chez Bushwick Presents, and Yvonne Rainer's reading from her book Feelings Are Facts.
Clothing: Linda Fitzgerald
Performers: Jessica Batten, Jessica Cook, Holly Faurot, Kaitie Fitzgerald, Molly Fitzgerald, Taylor Garrabrant, Yasamin Keshtkar, Kristin Licata, Troy Ogilvie, Sarah H. Paulson, Susie Paulson, Emily Poole
Video Appearance:Doris Reyes