Opening April 6th and running through the 24th is the latest work in video and installation by performance artist and Lake Charles native Victoria Eleanor Bradford.
The solo exhibition, entitled Neighborhood Dances, is the result of 9 months of site and studio-based practice.
After taking to front lawns, houses and buildings in neighborhoods across Lake Charles and beyond, Bradford has captured 168 fifteen second videos which serve as raw material for the work that fills this exhibit.
Neighborhood Dances will be installed with two walls of video projection, one composed of every neighborhood dance, layered into one elusive, ghostly image, functioning like a kinetic painting; the other a more concrete vision of each dance, one moving image scrolling across the screen followed by another. Other work on display in the gallery will function like an archive, catalogued and numbered, of this collection of dances: still images from each dance cross referencing written scores or textual translations of each dance, corresponding with a conceptual map identifying the neighborhood of the dance.