As a participant in The Center Program at the Hyde Park Art Center in 2014, I focused on documenting the participants' creative desires. Through a series of interviews with participants, relationships and bridges were built.
A Leg to Stand On features 5 artists from The Hyde Park Art Center’s Center Program (6 including myself), remaking scenes from Sydney Pollack's 1969 movie: They Shoot Horses, Don't They?. It's an edited performance showing 4-6 people at once running a semi-imaginary track inside of a production studio, the video slowed down with various audio tracks of the ambient room sounds from the space, the sound of the runner's feet shuffling, and songs found on the soundtracks for They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? and Xanadu.
The Center features snippets from interviews from 14 of the 20 something participants and staff in The Center Program (2014), answering the questions: Who do you identify with?, How do you want to be remembered?, When do you have agency?, and What do you need to be strong?, the piece ending with each participant performing an acceptance speech they were asked to prepare ahead of time.
A Leg to Stand On, TRT 13:01, 2014
The Center, TRT 35:22, 2014
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