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art: Configurations
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Description

Groping blindly in a virtual void, two performers contort their masked, padded bodies through grotesque variations on yogic stretching. From the camera's unmoving frontal perspective, their twisting contortions create illusions of recombinant limbs. The performance reconfigures the figures.

Configurations has been presented as a single-channel video, and as a single- or two-channel video installation. In installation, the video is positioned to reward those who consciously configure their own bodies by assuming "unnatural" viewing postures.