Room Performance was shared with many audiences of one, and several audiences of ten to fifteen in an installation space in Chicago, IL.
The piece is part of a series of works that engage the procedure of filming performance in a space and then re-projecting that material into the same space at a later time with a live performance component that responds to the original document—treating it like a script, an object, an archive, a score.
The performance material is generated through a negotiation between impulse and decision making in response to what a given space asks of a body. The performer wades through all functional, pragmatic, expressive, and absurd possibilities.
The series inhabits “platform spaces”—exhibition and performance spaces, classroom spaces—and looks at them as the specific sites that they are. The re-projection forces a site-specificity, causing the spaces themselves to take on a collaborative and performative role.