Image as Icon
Two walls are facing each other.
On one side there are three plasma screens of the three
camera positions recorded on 16mm color film of the Trisha
Brown performance Roof Piece recorded on July
3, 1973, the only day when the piece was performed on
several rooftops in Soho from Prince Street to Walker
Street in New York City.
On the wall facing the three screens, the well-known photograph
that came to represent the piece was next to the contact
sheet shot the same day. The two photographic prints side
by side gave a sense of the context for the performance
and showed the audience scattered on roof tops that were
there that day.
The installation contrasting photo and film of ther same
event made possible for the viewer to reflect on the immediacy
of the single photograph and the complexity of the thirty
The spectator of the installation suddenly discovers how
the movement of the dancers was transmitted from one dancer
to the next over the distance separating all those roofs
and how the movement passing from one dancer's body to the
next was transformed by the misinterpretation due to the
delay and the distance separating those multiple roofs.
Me and My Camera
The section compares various photographer practices in relation
with subjects matter and type of work. My work was installed
at the right of the Peter Moore selection.
It consisted of various photographs and a screen where Site,
performance by Robert Morris was shown. Site is
the first part of the film Four Pieces by Morris.