|installation-in-progress - mrll 2012|
This was my first experience with installation work - the show includes photography, mixed media sculpture, and video projection. For the video I collaborated with Julie Scriver, who did some wonderful choreography, my fiancé Devon Ross who (along with helping me install the show!) composed and performed the music as well as performing the choreography along with Celine Gorham. An example of the materials I used for this show: plaster, plywood, cotton, silk, felt, handmade paper, antique lace, and found pointe shoes. :)
|still image from the body cage (your body holds you back) - monica lacey 2012|
|all the reasons why (detail) - monica lacey 2012|
Everyone had something to say about dance and about why you might engage in it or not. I then distilled the answers I was given, combined with my own, and worked out three sections to the exhibit that offer a perspective on why one would resist the natural human urge to move to rhythm: part 1. the body cage (your body holds you back); part 2. the heavy heart (your heart weighs you down); part 3. the haunted mind (your thoughts exhaust you). I recently received a Creation Grant from the PEI Council of the Arts to continue and expand my work on this project, so I'll be adding to it and evolving it. The exhibit at the UNB Art Centre runs until April 20th.
|the haunted mind - monica lacey 2012|