Video with sound
This video utilizes video captured during the performance piece "Trespasses" that happened during my first year MFA exhibition "8" at the Des Lee Gallery, Washington University in St. Louis. The video and audio have been altered to reinforce and obscure the roles of the participants as they physically engage one another. The original performance consisted of my brother and myself acting as doppelganger's within an arena of ash. My role in the performance is to recite the prayer "Hail Mary" as a ritual act, stepping forward through the arena as I finished each prayer. My brother's role is to use the words of the prayer and his own body as violent and aggressive disruptions, countering my calm and measured demeanor. As the performance progresses he dresses himself and me in child-like knights uniforms. The performance ends when I step outside the arena, causing both characters to assume the position opposite where they had began.