A ritual purge, enacted by stepping outside of human time. We are moving our bodies unbearably slowly–30 times more slowly than usual–so slow that we can no longer perceive our own movements. No plan beyond the gesture we are enacting. The body that shakes and cannot support its own motion. It’s primacy an opening. We strain our hauntings through. And in this opened space, what is it that possesses us? What hauntings have already inhabited our bodies? Usually we do this in our bedrooms.
The time-lapse video translates our motion back to human time, making the possession legible.
Performed by Joel Gregory + Emji Spero
at SALTA is Timeless, Infinite Light
LoBot Gallery, January 29th, 2016
Sound piece for performance by Kevin Laird
"Strange Love" by Darlene Love