Session 26 at Dazibao was an opportunity to share and reflect on some of the video annexes of my performance making.
“I can’t really separate the video making from the dance making. They are two different articulations of the same ongoing process of modulating distance and proximity, fracturing time and space, opening gaps for different access to reality, for shifts of perception.
Of course, as a dancer, I am uneasy with the O Mighty power of the smooth visual image. The fact that I have such a pleasure working with video is a paradox. Maybe I do it because it helps me to disrupt the usual input-output relations of sound, movement, and image, of matter and fact, of absence and presence, of touch and illusion of touch, and because it gives me a sense of absorption.”