White Noise & Suppose You Stub Your Toe
Part of a 2-channel video/sculpture installation that explores the immersive and interactive qualities of moving image and form, this image represents ItShe: an 11-foot puppet that transforms between human and animal shapes as she is raised and lowered by a mechanical rope/pulley system. ItShe's articulating spine enables her to lay down in human pose and hang in animal (quadruped) pose. ItShe's movements are choreographed in reference to a sleep cycle, the state between wake and sleep -- the unexpected but inescapable sleep that leads to a sudden jolt awake, and humility that comes with an awareness of others as witness.
Reflected in the 2-way mirror backdrop is reference to her animal state of articulation.