Homeland of Gestures, part 3: Reenactments
2013, video, length: 16.42 min
During the span of the exhibition 'FARB: Modes of Reenactment', curated by Julie Rudder, which showed Homeland of Gestures part 1 and 2 Kirsten Leenaars developed a performance that was a follow up piece to Homeland of Gestures part 2: Annotations, in collaboration with dancer Nora Sharp. Working directly from gestures captured in the first video, the annotations as well as additional gestures from her own memory, Nora offers another way of expressing this story. She developed a choreography based on these gestures and performed in a set designed by Kirsten Leenaars. During the live performance Leenaars read the annotations out loud to the audience, followed by the screening of this video. The video was projected twice, first with and secondly without audio. Cookies, baked according to Leenaars' grandmother's recipe were served to the audience.