Sculptor and performance artist Tamar Ettun directed an open rehearsal with the #MovingCompany as the second installment of a two-part residency at The Watermill Center. Following a winter residency that focused on research and preparation, this open rehearsal presented the development of "A Mauve Bird with Yellow Teeth Red Feathers Green Feet and a Rose Belly", a video and performance piece that deals with questions of movement and stillness. Ettun’s team of collaborators includes Movers Maia Karo, Tina Wang, Lisa Park, Rebecca Pristoop, Sabrina Shapira, Mor Mendel, Ivan Sikic; costume designer Ella Dagan; and sound engineer Or Zubalsky, with photography by Matt Grub, videography by Dan Rosen and Jeffrey Ayars, and web design by Other Means.
"A Mauve Bird with Yellow Teeth Red Feathers Green Feet and a Rose Belly" is a moving installation consisting of vast colors, everyday object assemblages, sound and a live performance to create a psychological changing landscape commenting on stillness and primal empathy. By composing sculpture with dancers, Ettun creates a sense of what she calls a “handheld history” examining the transformation of cultural and psychological narratives through the lens of personal accounts and perspectives.