Choreographers Archibald and Ring reoriented themselves in order to re-examine the black box theater as a site, as a volume with properties real and imagined. In this collaborative work, performed by Archibald, the figure/the performer points to the space highlighting its presence rather than the other way around. This work in four parts (durational action, videotaped actions, laboratory, and dance) subverts the normal use of theatrical space to frame action and drama, “negative space” is instead made visible — as are molecules, gases and air.
Choreographers: Melinda Ring, Renée Archibald. Performer: Renée Archibald. Lighting design: Paul Clay.