Screen-capture from turbulence.org/commissions/besides, June 13, 2015 1:00 - 1:03 pm EDT
"A visual letter to (and from) two breathing bodies – exposing their fragility, vulnerability, mortality, strength, singularity and anonymity. Our Bodies are full of History. History is embodied – the skin being the imaginary boundary between a "you" and a "me". Dear body, dear body – dear aging body..."
With "besides," Annie and Martina investigated the performative potential of real time computer-mediated communication. By listening to each other's gestures (in a visual and acoustic sense) they choreographed each other's actions, despite Annie being in Montpellier, France and Martina in Berlin, Germany. Were they be able to create an intimate space within two webcam windows framed side-by-side on their screens? What emerged when their bodies, silences, fragmented communication, a few mundane objects, and a lot of uncertainty collided?