Saturday, 1 November 2014

Epoxy (2014)

Gavin Krastin in Epoxy (photo by Owen Murray)

Epoxy (2014)

Commissioned by Visualeyez Festival of Performance Art 2014, hosted and produced by Latitude 53 in Edmonton, Canada. 

Created by Gavin Krastin and Alan Parker

Performed by Gavin Krastin

Epoxy is a visual and visceral exploration of movement and momentum and the restriction thereof. The body, whilst physically restricted, experiences movement differently: Open and elongated gestures and journeys become laboured and frustrated and a different kind of physical grace emerges. This desire to move when the body is confined and petrified offers a corporeal expression of broader themes relating to stasis, stagnation, loss and futility in the face of irrevocable change. Epoxy oscillates between volatility and poise, smooth transparency and languid masking as a solitary, vulnerable performer comes to terms with his plastic anatomy, viscous environment and a genuine desire to move and progress within an inhibiting, petrified plastic shell.


Gavin Krastin in Epoxy (photo by Owen Murray)


Gavin Krastin in Epoxy (photo by Owen Murray)


Gavin Krastin in Epoxy (photo by Owen Murray)


Gavin Krastin in Epoxy (photo by Owen Murray)