Courtney Kessel
Tango Performance
2010
performers, shoes, graphite dust, plywood
8' x 8'
This piece was performed only for camera. What was seen by viewers was only the remnants: plywood with markings, graphite dust palettes, and the two pairs of carved shoes. The performance was to be evidentiary of the movement between two people dancing together. As dancing with someone is analogous to a relationship, the markings of the two sets of shoes, which read "you" "and" and "me" "and", became a visual diagram of the interweaving of two people. While no conversation was had, the body acted as language and printed the tracks of the two people communicating.
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