Collaboration Katie #1, 2012
Collaboration Katie #1,2012 was made in collaboration with dancer Katie McGreevie, and marks the first time the artist has collaborated in this way. Katie was invited to develop a short sequence of movements that related to the photographs of Muybridge, Etienne-Jules Marey, and the award-winning dance film by Norman McLaren ‘Pas de Deux’, being aware that her figure would be overlaid and composited. As the video was shot Katie responded to the artist’s projections of how her motions might work when overlaid and composited in the final editing process. As Katie altered her movements the dance’s pace and dynamics changed yet its core motions remain the same. The overlaid images of Katie do not make evident the clear steps in her motions but combine to form a claustrophobic condensation, where her positions and movements are no longer separated and organized by time. The photos, video and the cyanotypes in the show all share common themes: multiple exposure, overlaying, compositing. They also share a common colour background: blue.
- TJ Boulting