The Balance In Between is a prelude to a 3-year, 3-phase project investigating the spaces of contemporary practice through the lens of Salt, Site, Sky: materiality in opposition to virtual production, the location/relocation of work/practice, and the horizon of possibilities. These approaches ask the questions, “what can be hoped for?” and “what can be achieved?” by exploring both the role of the edge, and its location, within a disciplinary practice.
In this work, a soft, ethereal persona, head and face barely visible within an enormous headpiece of tulle is a longing presence moving inside an austere environment. The character becomes increasingly entangled, limiting both herself and the space in the room, while a black clad pair execute precise, stripped down, scrubbed clean movement. A confining dark portal elongates the entrance to the performance space and a methodically organized ceiling of rationally placed silver clip lights creates a utilitarian atmosphere.