Correspondence (Diffraction from a painting)
performed with Megan Billman
This performance is a reenactment of the well-worn Baroque theme of Dutch genre painting “The Letter”. In the Netherlands, paintings showing female figures writing, reading, or handling letters date back to 1630 and represented status, literacy and economics. In this performance, I shift the focus towards the letter. I consider this single piece of folded paper – matter itself – as having a social life and a biography determined by the exchange between the two women.
The performance was created and performed as part of the Re-Re Make an Immersive Performance Lab at the School of Making and Thinking, East Branch, New York, June-July 2015. Warm thanks to Megan Billman for her wonderful participation.
photos: Amy Conway