Sunday, May 15, 2011

she's golden

Lorna Simpson: Momentum

Above is Lorna Simpson's Momentum, exclusively on NOWNESS.  The film is conceptual and surreal and yet the frenetic tension between stillness, waiting, wild and repetitive movement, followed by heaving exhaustion and stillness again recalls for me my own lengthy flirtation with pointe shoes and leotards.  It's reminded me that an art form I've long loved for its serenity and grace is rarely so.  (Also that ballet so often requires the oddest costumes, although I never had to go so far as body paint.)

Video from NOWNESS

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