Metallic: A Fish Film
The performance iwll be about 30 to 40 minutes, part of the opening night and includes the video screening of The Fish Film, centered between the silver cloth panels. An important part are two slide projectors mounted at a 45 degree angle to the 'screen', containing specific slides (stills0 from the moving image. The video is projected not onto a screen, per se, but into wide sheets of quality drawing paper. My own actions consist of entering into the freeze-framed image of the film at which point the two projectors replicate the same image.
Draped in a shredded collage of reflective cloth, an elder fisherwoman observes a school of silvery fish-like shapes bobbing in the water which triggers in her an atavistic compulsion to set a net and begin harvesting 'fish' from the once plentiful but now moribund ocean.