PAS DE DEUX (2011)
Winner of the 2011 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Sydney.
In this work I have re-interpreted the traditional ballet ‘pas de deux’ – a movement sequence choreographed for two dancers. A horizontal screen, which is positioned at ankle height, displays a video of two feet walking. In my ‘pas de deux’ the video represents one dancer and the viewer is the other. The viewer is invited to manoeuvre the object around the exhibition space, thereby becoming a performer. My work references the cautious approach and retreat, or give and take ‘dance’ involved in negotiating difficult social and personal interactions.
PAS DE DEUX was chosen by judges Dr Gene Sherman and Professor Ted Snell as the winning entry in the 2011 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize. The work is now part of the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize collection and is on display at the Redleaf Council Chambers in Woollahra, Sydney.
PAS DE DEUX (2011) – perspex, steel, screen, castors, video. Dimensions 50 x 40 x 25cm.