“Janice Sloane's smart show at Phatory materializes the temporal! The work has power. Questions arise: Can skin be a receptor as well as a container? A Sloane video 're-packages' the body with deceptively simple 'costuming' and gestural movement that broadens the meaning of choreography. The work spans 20 years. The consistent freedom of expression is refreshing! I came away feeling lighter and fulfilled. What a curious thing how work that lives in the mind reaches interior, emotional spaces.” - Carol Saft
Under this material she cannot see or breathe. A form of sensory deprivation. Her breath often bursts through violently. I wanted this video to have multiple readings. Each one of us has our own history, therefore we will respond differently to how we react to the movement.
This work references the notions of beauty, impermanence, confinement, struggle and transformation.
All images copyright Janice Sloane