In Between

In Between is a participatory performance and site-specific light installation which took place at the 2012 Transmodern Festival as part of "Alley Oops!" curated by Laure Drogoul. In this piece, 2 light-adorned characters, performed by Autumn Breaud and Melissa Webb, moved about the nighttime alley space. The alleyway was transformed by sculptural objects, also broadcasting blue light. The performers interacted with the audience, guiding up to 3 people at a time to sit upon round pillows, where they were each given light-eminating head pieces, as well as light-refracting glasses with which to watch the performers and take in the surrounding environment.

In Between was created in memory of Flo McGarrell, a dear, longtime friend and collaborator who died in the Haitian Earthquake on January 12, 2010. It was intended to create a transcendent state within the viewer and to represent the moments experienced immediately following sudden death, as outlined by the Tibetan book of the dead.

Photographed by aminibigcircus.