"Variations On Breathing"
Pascal Le Boeuf - pianist, composer, music production
JeanCarlo Ramirez - cinematographer, video production
Kate Vrijmoet - painter
Katy Short - improvised movement
How can we embrace our true selves amid an ocean of false social constructs and unconscious biases? Borrowing from Vrijmoet’s “Non-Ordinary Reality” painting series and Le Boeuf's compositions for prepared piano, “Variations on Breathing” leads the viewer from the deep sleep of unknowing through a physical and moral struggle to free the self. Metaphors for transformation are explored through the lens of Ramirez's immersive maximalist cinematography, improvised movement, the shedding of aqueous skin, and the transition from full immersion in water to surfacing for air.
Produced by the National YoungArts Foundation