THIS IS WHAT’S LEFT
Shot on a dark soundstage lit only by suspended slivers of fluorescent technicolor panels, This is What’s Left is a self-referential exploration of the energy that remains when the camera stops rolling but there is still an instinct to move and be seen. The piece is meant to raise questions on what it means to be witnessed, and how mirrors or reflections morph and transform when they are monitors or camera lenses instead of other people. A Safety Third Productions collaboration with Butoh dancer & performance artist Caroline Haydon, DP Ethan Coco, and composer Michael Quinn. Directed by Katherine Fisher with cinematography by Shimmy Boyle. Filmed at StandardVision Studios in Los Angeles, CA.
This is What’s Left premiered at the inaugural Motion Capture Series at Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica, CA in January 2019. Upcoming additional screenings to be announced