11/13/14 / by Patricia Brace

Here I sit, back in Brooklyn, after another dreamy evening. Last night was outstanding, and we could not be more thankful for Nancy, Gretta, Scott, and the members of BCIJPG. 

For me, designing an installation that dictated the (abstract) narrative of a performance - rather than allowing a narrative to dictate the design of the "scenery" - was a longtime goal. To make the artwork be the thing and the performance be its complement; the idea has occupied my mind for a while and now that it has happened, I'll be chewing on it for a bit. 

For Patricia, the performative aspect completed the piece. Performance and dance is her most commonly utilized medium, and featuring clips in the video did not suffice. Her expression last night was an illustration from yet another vantage point of her emotional positions over the course of our Buffalo journey, both inside and outside of the space, and if I'm allowed to say so, it was moving (pun...intended?).

I have not gotten my hands on all of the documentation yet, but enjoy the below photos for a sneak peek.

Thank you again, BCIJPG!

 Gretta Sowyrda

Gretta Sowyrda

 Nancy Hughes

Nancy Hughes

 Nancy Hughes

Nancy Hughes

 Patricia and BCIJPG

Patricia and BCIJPG

 Scott Slocum and BCIJPG

Scott Slocum and BCIJPG