Not Virginia: Animals and People: One Monitor
One channel Video Projection, 10 min loop, color, sound, 2004
Not Virginia: Animals and People: One Monitor makes correlations between the trance-dance and intelligence testing. Performers were asked to create walks/dances, which were performed in a space encircled by twelve still (analogue) cameras. The walk/dances were recorded by the other performers who were directed to click the shutters of their respective cameras in timed unison. The still images were edited together into films where the gaps and shifts between each frame and gesture became evident. The series Not Virginia might suggest analogies to work, training, or schooling. The title is a reference to the both the location of the CIA (I went to a high School just down the road from it), and the location where the film was shot - a ranch style home from the 1970's in Los Angeles. I am interest in what may be stirring in between political spaces and their affects that we carry around inside and outside ourselves.