Amelia Garretson-Persans and Tessa Greene O'Brien, with Alethea Weingarten
Swimmers investigates storytelling from the outside in. The artists worked quickly to find a set and costumes and let a story develop out of these trappings and the editing process. The bodies that filled the costumes are secondary; "swimmers" is a descriptor, a kind of verbal costume. The artists intend to tell a story that is driven by its skin, rather than its skeleton, to investigate the ways the human mind works to make connections, to fill the gaps, to understand the visual input it constantly receives.