Alix Pearlstein's "Shoot: Moving Paper Fantasy"

November 2, 2010

Acclaimed New York–based artist Alix Pearlstein created a photo and video shoot staged as a participatory performance, geared towards generating a print project for Esopus 16. Observing Godard’s dictum “all you need for a movie is a girl and a gun,” a group of actors performed a series of scenes using handmade cardboard guns, while the audience shot the action with video and still cameras. The space was papered with stills from prior rehearsals, exposing the transposition between documentation and live performance, while forming a backdrop against which the shifting roles between performer and audience, protagonist and adversary are played. VIEW MORE PHOTOS