Open Peril, installation view at The Front, New Orleans, LA
Collaboration with Jenny LeBlanc
This collaborative performance and installation combines printmaking with dance, wind, and water to create a fluttering watercolor landscape. A character in a yellow raincoat (Kyle Bravo) furiously prints images of cypress trees. A ballerina Jenny LeBlanc) takes the prints but loses her grip due to overpowering winds. The tree prints flutter into puddles of water which causes the imagery to run and the trees to "bloom." The ballerina rescues the trees from the puddles and pins them to the wall to create a cypress forest landscape. Open Peril examines the synergistic, destructive, and transformative effect of natural forces on the environment, with an eye cast toward man’s role in causing, coping with, and capitalizing on nature’s effects.