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Conversation on green carpet

Laura Turner

Conversation on green carpet investigates language between bodies. In documenting the movement of Contact Improvisers Alejandro Rolandi and LeAAnne Litton, I found their bodies on screen most interesting when either the frame or their own movement obscured their faces. This accentuated their series of encounters, gestures and physical dialogue with one another and the green carpet they moved across. Their conversation renders intimacy and tenderness, but also ambiguity and peculiarity. When the face and voice is disconnected from the rest of the body, gesture and movement is heightened. The way their bodies move inside the frame seems as intriguing as how their bodies interact when cut out of it.  

Laura Turner, Conversation on green carpet, 2014, digital video, 3:44 min