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A site-specific version of Holiday House was performed in Powderhorn home in Minneapolis, USA.
Voted Outstanding Performance of 2008 by Minnesota Sage Dance Awards!
"The pleasure of viewing is so intense here, so fun as to be nearly guilty...what you see is at once brilliantly planned - lighting, angles, perspectives clear as cinema - and breakneck. The movement feels dangerously unhinged."
Lightsey Darst, MSP magazine 2008
“These performers could just as easily run rampant through your house, upending your best-laid plans, haunting your dreams… With sly wit and subtle socio-political commentary, the BodyCartography Project revealed the teeming chaos within the shadows of even the happiest home.”
Caroline Palmer, City Pages 2008
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We choose to work in our house as a way to literally work at home, in Minneapolis and produce something in an everyday and private space. The house has its own agency in the work, constantly generating and framing the bodies of the performers and informing and transforming the sound score. A metaphysical blurring of past and present occurs within this old architecture. Video is used to geographically locate the piece, move us in time to other locations and provide live feed of hidden moments. Life sized video portraits become dance partners. Events loop and bodies duplicate creating perceptual shifts in time and action. We investigate how, as the VHS generation, video plays a key role in creating our memories, recording our histories and building intentional family.
This project was supported by Forecast Public ArtWorks, Bush Foundation and the Jerome Foundation.