You have access to my cold limbs, 2006
You have access to my cold limbs
March 14, 2006
Performance by Holly Faurot & Sarah H. Paulson
NYCAMS (New York Center for Art & Media Studies), New York
2-hour performance with sound by Joel Mellin
You have access to my cold limbs is a continuation of Faurot and Paulson's work with the Surveillance System. This new work is stripped of the highly saturated installation elements of their previous performances and leaves the audience with the institutional aloofness of walls, benches, video monitors, and bodies in cubicle-like spaces.
Faurot and Paulson act as behind-the-scenes regulators as they trigger the actions and decisions of bodies within the space through pre-recorded and live video. The artists are stationed opposite what they refer to as The Hot Box - an isolated representation of the surveillance systems that quietly permeate our private and social structures. Performers retreat to this space and engage in private physical exchanges before feeding back into the cyclical momentum of the control network.
Benches: Paul Loebach
Clothing: Linda Fitzgerald, Holly Faurot
Performers: David Branum, Jessica Cook, Craig Dempsey, Holly Faurot, Kaitie Fitzgerald, Molly Fitzgerald, Puk Harvey, Sarah H. Paulson, Susie Paulson, Elena Podgorny, Emily Poole, and Sarah Aphrodite Stolwijk
Video Appearance: Lael Paulson
Hot Box audio: Trokon Nagbe