Interstitial Stillness

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  • Interstitial Stillness

  • Artist: Mariane Bourcheix-Laporte
  • Year: 2012
  • Duration: 93:00
  • Country: Canada
  • This video documents embodied physical explorations of interstitial spaces located throughout public sites in the city of Vancouver. I attempt to fit my body into such spaces and remain still for as long as I can, that is until I am disrupted by inquisitive passers-by or by my lack of physical tolerance. The video captures the micro-movements of my body as it attempts to remain in a position of stillness. There is a certain tension that ensues between the body’s struggle to remain still and the movement-saturated surrounding environment. As I remain inconspicuously relatively still in public spaces, the arrangement of my body temporarily disrupts their discursive construction and the manner in which they are encountered by passers-by.

  • Accession #: 5382
  • Distribution Status: In Distribution
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