Not to Be Mentioned
Upstate New York, 2011
In this collaboration, Jared Buckheister and I bound our hands and fingers together with tape and attempted to communicate with each other solely through gesture. We also covered our eyebrows, which had the effect of lessening our individuality, and left the audience wondering which of us was talking or gesturing at any given moment. For instance, a series of gestures might signify “Are you ok? Thumbs up. Let’s go over there. Move that chair,” without specifying who the subject of the statements was. Throughout the performance, we moved people and furniture around, made aesthetic decisions with a camcorder, recorded ourselves enacting a series of poses, and finally ejected the audience from the room.