video, sound, 2 speakers, slide projection, projector, wood box, soil, grapevine, maple seedlings
The videotape was shot in the woods on the Bruce Trail by Twenty Mile Creek in Jordan, ON with a 8mm Sony Handcam attached to my back while I danced. The audio was text excerpts from Isadora Speaks, ed. Franklin Rosemont, City Light Books, San Francisco. (“My will is to free the art of dancing…..And all art must be intimately connected with nature at its roots….If my art is symbolic of any one thing, it is symbolic of the freedom of woman….) The image of a spine was projected on maple seedlings planted in soil in the wood box.
This work followed research on Isadora Duncan which I carried out for the outdoor performance Hortus Imaginum and part of a body of work concerned with the relationship between nature and culture.
Moving Pictures Festival, John Spotton Cinema, Toronto, 2012.