The series Refrain creates a cyclical choreography through the writing of a repeated phrase. A precisely crafted movement incantation, these danced refrains produce a visual document that, like their performance, expands the original phrase through imperfect repetition. The refrains are excerpted phrases from John Cage’s 1959 Lecture on Nothing and 1951 Lecture on Something.
Score: Write a single phrase 500 times. Begin in the same place each time. To mark each repetition, move a stone.
farm project space and gallery, Wellfleet, MA (July 2013)
Hemispheric Institute Encuentro, Concordia University, Montreal (June 2014)
As One (NeON + MAI), Benaki Museum, Athens (video documentation, March-April 2016)
Refrain at farm gallery (July 2013)
Refrain at Hemispheric Institute Encuentro/ Concordia University (Montreal 2014)