For this residency directed by Paige Barnes, who is both a Choreographer and practicing Acupuncturist here in Seattle. I created a new soft sculpture Jacket that worked with her inspiration to integrate pulse reading to her performance work. Additionally I created a green screen fabric tube and black fabric tube for her to manipulate both during her process of integrating video textures onto the form of the body. The black fabric tube was referencing how shadow is apart of the way she interprets the pulse.
Below I’ve included Paige’s own words about this residency.
”I’m colling this residency Mother, a dedication to feminine aspects such as receptivity, creation, intuition, softness, care and emotion. Inspired by eastern philosophy, I see this creative process as a meditation on yin-a space absent of light, that provides foundation for growth. In residence, I hold pulse readings using a sensor and acupuncture’s pulse listening method. From these readings the pulse is translated into a soundscape and dance videos of elemental creatures. The pulse is our moving blood that interconnects and nourishes our whole body. Through the pulse I find a place for the emotional body to be seen.
Residency took place at Oxbow Gallery July 5-28 of 2019
Director, Dance, Video Art: Paige Barnes
Computer Scientist, Sound Design: David Siah
Lighting Artist: Amiya Brown
Costume Artist: Danielle Blackwell
Musician: Evan Flory-Barnes
Dancer: Nadia Losonsky
Photo credits for this show: Jen Au