|Gavin Krastin in Epoxy (photo by Owen Murray)|
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.