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Economy of Means

(project in progress)


ECONOMY OF MEANS

“Economy of Means” draws on the relationship between economic abstraction and live bodies. Two performers animate various breads to portray an equal sign, division, percentage, and square root. After a while they transition to a synchronized dance, and finally break into a fight.

Blurred against blue screen, their bodies seem like shadows mysteriously coming to life, but void of any graspable definition. In contrast, detailed golden bagels, loaves and baguettes move effortlessly and inexplicably across the screen.


Process & documentation

Painting cast models of breads

Painting cast models of breads

Faux breads

Faux breads

Assembling parts of the costumes

Assembling parts of the costumes

Studio at Bemis Center

Studio at Bemis Center

Making a DIY blue screen

Making a DIY blue screen

Performers Kat and Stephanie on set

Performers Kat and Stephanie on set


Production stills