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Sans Gravity

Duration: 40 mins.
Media: Performance
Date: 1999 - 2003


Description: Water can symbolize many things, but often it is associated with knowledge and emotion; both of which are difficult to define in logical terms. In the installation/performance space of 'Sans Gravity', Bustamante explores the metaphors associated with water in the physical realm by burdening her body. The weight and the movement of the water develop into extensions of the gesture and another layer of the distorted self. The audience becomes a mechanism of relief. (description from the Hemispheric Institute)

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Venues include: Andrew Kreps Gallery, with sound collaborator, Jesse Stiles, organized by Dean Daderko and LTTR, New York, New York, August 28, 2003. Featured Performer at Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, with sound collaborator, Jesse Stiles, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, New York, New York, July 17, 2003. RISK/RIESGO DVD collection, in conjunction with release of RISK/RIESGO issue of FELIX. Distributed by Autonomedia and the Standby Program. Released December 2003. Screened at LABORATORIO/ARTE ALAMEDA, Mexico City, July 15th, 2003. Performance Festival Odense, Odense, Denmark, September 11, 1999. Nippon International Performance Art Festival, touring: Kid Ailack Art Hall, Tokyo, Japan, March 13, 2001; Neon Hall, Nagano, Japan, March 11, 1999; Nanatsudera Kyodoh Studio, Nagoya, Japan, March 12, 1999; Taipei Police Station Theater, Taipei, Taiwan, March 7, 2000; and Jakarta Theater, Uton Kayu, Jakarta, Indonesia, March 3, 2001. In the Streets Festival, organized by the Luggage Store and the 509 Cultural Center San Francisco, California, July 2001. Liste 99, Basel, Switzerland, June 1999. Performance Index, Basel, Switzerland, April 9-11, 1999.