Monday, 22 February 2010
Video Is The Only Constant March 3rd 2010: Laura Bridges and Lauren Willis
Documentary (Repeat), 2010, UK, live performance
In this video installation a performer holds a black box TV playing footage of the last time the work was performed. The performer holds the TV for up to 30minutes, and the only rule is that they cannot put the TV down. For longer periods of time, the work sees the performer squirm, struggle and shift to keep the TV from being put down. In a shorter time, innovative ways of holding the set are explored to suit the setting. The performance will be filmed so that this footage can be played on the screen at the next showing of the work. Conceptually this work marks a big shift in the way that we have been working collaboratively, as our practice has in the past remained ephemeral. To film the performances and then to use this as the core aspect of the work at its next performance allows a more intricate and layered way to use documentation than the simple YouTube/website route.
Laura Bridges and Lauren Willis are collaborators working across a variety of media and disciplines aiming to explore the authority of the artist/creator within collaborative practice. Laura studied Contemporary Dance at Leeds University and has recently completed her Masters in Choreography at Middlesex University. Lauren studied Fine Art at Central