Rites of Passage (Keepalive)

Live Video Performance, 2012

A person enters, stage right. The person unfolds a large white handkerchief. As the white fabric forms a large square canvas surface a video projections illuminates the fabric. A series of video recordings of different ‘moments of silence’ in public space, lifted from social media plays out. The hissing and buzzing sound of the recorded spaces, without audible human actors, is amplified out into the performance space. As the video sequence ends, the handkerchief is folded again and the person leaves. Stage right.