In this work I have re-interpreted the traditional ballet 'pas de deux' - a movement sequence choreographed for two dancers.
A horizontal screen is mounted on industrial castors. Positioned at ankle height, the screen displays a video of two feet walking. In my 'pas de deux' the video represents one dancer and the viewer is the other. The viewer is invited to maneuver the object around the exhibition space, thereby becoming a performer.
My work references the cautious approach and retreat, or give and take 'dance' involved in negotiating difficult social and personal interactions.
Perspex, screen, video, steel, castors
50 x 40 x 25 cm
WSSP Winner; Finalist
Judges of the 2011 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize: Dr Gene Sherman AM (Executive Director of Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation) and Professor Ted Snell AM (Chair of the Visual Arts Board, Australia Council).
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