This Untitled film documents two performance pieces which were created in collaboration [Michael Mizrahi & Leah Koontz] in 2014. Both preformances intrude and borrow from existing works. These interventions explore physical and emotional strain while unpacking ideas of communication in relation to relationships.
88 was created in October 2013. In this collaborative piece. I worked with Sammi Jauch to explore the process of aging especially concerning mental and physical deterioration. Loss of control as well as uncomfortable familiarity are two important ideas which we thought about. This footage was edited into an experiential short film which is played on a loop. This work is meant to evoke a sensation which is widely accessible but also highly personal.
Through a series of public dance parties the collaborative team consisting of five women (Leah Koontz, Claire Malecot, Caitlin Tschanz, Sabrina Rosario Salgado, and Eva Sturtz) gather together to break social norms. Each dance party is silent, the individual dancers have their own music and attempt to dance to the beat of their own drum. As they enter various public spaces they are conducting research on the socio-economics and unspoken rules of each neighborhood/area. By bringing a private action into a public space these radical women in all black challenge what is socially constructed, and why.