: open to all levels :
Contributor: Hana van der Kolk
An invisible performance for one person in a populated indoor space.
Keywords: space, notice, proximity, dance, awareness
Duration: variable minutes
# of Performers: variable
Materials / Instrumentation / Performers
Bodies, space, other bodies, awareness
Score / Notes
Start by noticing how your body is positioned in space. Notice how you are holding your head and your limbs. Check out your proximity to the walls, the ceiling, the floor, and the front door. Notice your relationship to other bodies in the space. Then, pick one person in the room without making any indication of your choice. Begin to notice your relationship in space to their body. Keep this person in your field of vision at all times and be aware of the many minute and gross changes taking place in your relationship every time you or the other person move any amount. Try moving yourself further away from this person, try getting very close. Notice that even the slightest shift in either of your bodies creates an entirely new relationship between you. Continue this experiment for as long as it interests you. You might continue this dance by picking another person and repeating.
posted by Hana van der Kolk, 03/13/09
This piece was originally exhibited as one of four sound pieces (instructions were given to participants on portable headphones) as part of Between People: Four Artists on Connecting, curated by Robby Herbst at David Patton Gallery in Los Angeles in August 2007.