Episode 1 and 2 of “Your Heart & Your Belly & Your Whole Insides Felt Empty & Wanting & Hollow” are part of a trilogy depicting an intimate relationship between a woman and the void. The third episode will be explored later this year. Both Episodes 1 and 2 tell a story of woman in direct confrontation with an environment that personifies “emptiness”---one romantic, a woman with a parachute, and one psychological, a woman with a steadicam in mirrored room.
In Episode 1, a woman straps a large parachute to her waist which is then suspended horizontally through high powered wind machines facing the chute. The 80lb wind blown parachute creates constant tension for an exhausting tug-of-war with the woman. The sample video is a documentation of a live performance of the work. In it, you can see the audience’s point of view, seated on one side of the performance space, however, the work can be presented in a non-proscenium setting as well.
Created by Yara Travieso
Sound Design by Sam Crawford
Co-Produced by Yara Travieso and Pamela Giaroli
DP: Boofa Hobbs
DP 2: Pamela Giaroli
Presented by STREB and created during the GO Commissioning program, Brooklyn, NY 2014