Gary, IN, 2013
Donning a custom harness and appendage, I secure myself to architectural columns, place my feet on a vertical plane, and hover parallel to the ground. Performed in both abandoned and populous urban areas, this action looks at how the civic organization of space directs our movements and what is suggested by upending the intended purpose and pace of a place.
Enacting a collapse might echo the ethos of a site in disrepair, while a horizontal body questions the convincingness of the vertical, of supposed stability and permanence. In more active sites, this choreography becomes a quiet rebellion, imposing stillness and inefficiency among the rush.
Videographer: Michael Gutgsell