The Mistaken Belief of Invisibility that Led to a Visible Transformation
Sarah Stein & Enrico Piras, 2012
Performance ⋅⋅ photographs ⋅⋅ video
In this collaborative performance, characters act out a kind of ritual dressed in costumes that mediate between the body and its environment: on one side they mimic green foliage, using camouflage for decreased visibility, on the other side they use bright colours to increase visibility. The weird movements of the performers were used to create long-exposure photographic images in which they are barely visible, so ultimately they shifted through different kinds of visibility, from camouflaged, to brightly coloured, to ghostly blur. This performance explored the feeling of being unseen, and methods of transformation within the limits of the visible and invisible self. Visibility and invisibility were not opposites, but occurring simultaneously.
Exhibited with Three Artists Walk into a Bar..., organized by De Appel Curatorial Programme, Amsterdam