Kick in the Eye
(2002-03) was created by Brendan MacCall, Zach Poff
and me as MAP Intermedia Performance Collaboration. It is a suite of four topically interconnected performance pieces (Discontents
, Institution, Break, Original Face), created over several years, which documents a journey through physical trauma and psychological oppression induced by the continual bombardment of opinions, attitudes and ideas in a media-soaked culture.
Most of the material used, whether gestural, literary, audio or visual, is gathered from the vocabulary of everyday life in the Western world. The compostional values of repetition and variation are shared across mediums (movement, video, audio) algorithmically, while the constant abutment and simultaneity of disparate pieces of information mimics the dazzling multiplex of Modernist life.