performer is illuminated by the video information and
is situated in an environment of moving images. He is
present in both video screens by the absence of video
information, replaced by live, moving information on
the performer, in the form of his shadow. The soundtrack
and videos provide an immersive visual and aural space
that informs the situation the performer is in, with
sampled footage related to the american war machine
and a score created from audio samples gleaned from
american tv, of mundane phrases, jingles and non-sequiturs,
backed by heavy, throbbing bass and heavy breathing,
rhythmic panting. The war screens, large and dominating,
are countered in miniature by the 3 monitors on the
ground depicting the war protest movement. The printed
flags on fabric form an iconic "home" for the performer.
and blindfolded, with his life in the hands of others
and bombarded by images of aggression, the performer
abides the situation. Endures the process. All movements
are for the purpose of maintaining, no acting or embellishments.
He remains silent and passive.