slowthrower | "Chrysalis" parts I & II | nightshop | bloomington, il | october 17, 2018 | with Chris Albert & Ryan Paluczak
jars (dangles) dances to music by ryan p ~ performed live during an exhibition by a.j. art slut at ramp-arts gallery in blono, illinois on august 03, 2018. music by ryan paluczak, video captured by jeremy langston
In this performance, (entitled glitterbug) I dressed up as a glitterbug and made little creature-things to place on shelves. These creature-things were made out of rudamentery materials, such as paper-clay, water based paint, sequins and glitter. I had a helper get people to make drawings of “bug-alien creatures” which were then placed to the side of this character. The character would then look at these drawings occassionally, which they used as inspiration for making the creature-things. This performance took place over the entire two-hour student annual opening.
(2018) - This piece consists of two parts: a star bedazzled paper-bag sculpture with a peephole on the top, and this continuously looping video animation. The dancing of the main character is based off of the strut by the character Dawn Davenport (played by Divine) from John Water's film "Female Trouble." The music is "The Sound of Violence" (slowed down) by Cassius, "When You Coming Out" by Dinosaur Feathers, and "Pretty Woman" by Roy Orbison.
(2017) - a beating heart, a rhythmic breathing, an anxious suffocation, a comforting warmth, an absolute love. I completed this video using some characters and objects that I had created for a performance piece that I did (Frog Slippers and my Buffalo Heart). I'd say this is an offshoot/borderline continuation of that performance. The melding of characters, bodies, and a relationship is the crux of this video, with the juxtaposition of imagery creating a surreal puzzle that slips in and out of coherence.